The Chicago Police are back with their pedestrian crosswalk stings. This time the stings are going to be at night. The first such operation will be next Monday night at the intersection of Belmont and Orchard. The police have targeted four other areas in the City for future sting operations: River North, Austin, Wrigleyville and 79th Street from Austin to the Dan Ryan Expressway. We first published a blog on April 20, 2009 about the first of such stings. Undercover officers, posing at pedestrians, will enter crosswalks and if motorists do not yield, as required by law, they will be pulled over by other officers waiting further down the street and issued a ticket of between $50 and $500 for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The police say that these operations will continue throughout the fall. To monitor where future sting operations will be held you can visit this link, cityofchicago.org/transportation for updates and announcements.
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