Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • September 30, 2009 Wyckoff The person in the photo accompanying this article is not just any pedestrian; this is a Wyckoff police officer in plain Enforcement campaign targets pedestrian crosswalks Put On A Winter Coat Today! Improve Your Driveway’s Appearance And Protect It At The Same Time Driveway Asphalt Filler/Sealer • Fills surface cracks up to 1/8” • Dries to touch in 4 hours. Can be driven on in 24-48 hours under normal conditions • 3 year warranty Mon-Wed 7:30-6 Thurs & Fri 7:30-8, Sat 8-5 A Wyckoff police officer uses a township crosswalk while posing as a pedestrian. OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 Propane Filled 7 Days A Week 27 Franklin Tpke. • Waldwick • 201-652-5666 clothes using a pedestrian crosswalk as part of an enforcement campaign. Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin C. Fox reports that the police department will continue to periodically use officers acting as pedestrians in order to enforce the pedestrian laws as part of a program unofficially known as Operation Safe Crossing. Drivers are required to yield to a person who is in the process of crossing the street. If a motorist fails to yield during Operation Safe Crossing, the officer will radio an officer in a nearby patrol car, and the driver will receive a summons. Pedestrian crossing violations carry a penalty of $130 with two points assessed to the driver’s license. Chief Fox stated that the program has resulted in numerous sum- monses being issued, and has won the accolades of many other residents and drivers who are pleased to see strict enforcement of the law. “These types of enforcement programs are necessary and are in response to the many citizens who have expressed their concerns to us that drivers fail to yield to pedestrians crossing the street,” Fox said. “Police officers crossing as pedestrians have been in the middle of the street at the centerline and cars drive by without stopping. These vehicles pass within inches of the pedestrian. The pedestrian laws are there for the safety of everyone walking across our streets. We will continue this program in an effort to change driver behavior, and make our roadways as safe as possible.” 9-30-09... Ester from Janine HomeHardSealer(2x5) 2 col. x 5”