70 drivers `educated' on pedestrian law

July 16, 2006|By JORGE VALENCIA

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.

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