On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, Pittsburgh City Police, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University police issued 33 citations and 14 warnings during a targeted pedestrian safety enforcement. Tickets were issued to drivers for failure to yield to pedestrians while pedestrians received tickets for failure to cross in a designated area (jaywalking). The objective of the targeted enforcement was to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. With a large college-student population as well as the notorious Fifth Avenue bus-lane, Oakland is an ideal location to increase awareness about pedestrian safety.
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