Howard County police issued 17 tickets in a 70-minute period last week in what a spokesman called an "education through enforcement" operation aimed at drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians.
The Thursday afternoon operation took place at a designated crosswalk on Oakland Mills Road near Sewells Orchard.
The "pedestrians" were police officers, said Pfc. Brandon Justice. The fine for the violation is $70 and 1 point on the driver's license.