OPD cracks down on non-pedestrian-yielding drivers


Pedestrian crosswalk sign 02/26/13

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police were on the lookout for pedestrians Tuesday.

Officers were stationed at various intersections in Orlando to stop and ticket anyone who does not stop for pedestrians in designated crosswalks.

Officials said over the past decade, Metro-Orlando ranked the worst in the nation for pedestrian injuries and deaths.  

"Since we've been doing this in June, it is now, obviously, February, we went from a five-percent yield rate up to a 30-percent yield rate in the city limits," said Jerry Goglas of the Orlando Police Department.

A ticket for not yielding to pedestrians will cost a driver $164 and three points on their license.