ALERT!: Multiple Crosswalk Stings Saturday

Be careful if you’re driving around the Southside on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Police Department will be doing crosswalk enforcement at three locations between 8 AM and approximately 2 PM.

This is where a cop posing as a pedestrian tries to cross the street at the crosswalk. If you don’t stop and let the fake pedestrian cross, you’ll get a ticket. Could run you $50-$500.

PLEASE! Slow down, drive carefully, watch out for and be respectful of pedestrians. Not just today but every day.

Not only do we not want you hit with an expensive ticket, but we don’t want you accidentally hitting a pedestrian.

Here’s the three locations.

8 AM — 67th and Clyde

10 AM — 63rd and Laflin

Noon — 69th and Green

Check out the CDOT website for more info, times and dates.

9 Responses to ALERT!: Multiple Crosswalk Stings Saturday

  1. Eddie says:

    You have got to be freaking joking! They should be taking down all those cash cow schemes! NOt making new ones up! Isn’t anybody else fed up with the City of chicagos Revenue scams? Damn peopl arent you sick of getting hounded by these idiots for what?The little money you all have left! These scams have gone far enough and I like many of you should be asking, why do we get taxed, fined exaferatedly and economicaly hounded by a city that just wants to cover its short commings, because they were to incompotant to plan correctly? The city of Chicago is governed by people who only care about there city jobs and pensions! They start new divisions, agencies and Departments under the cloak of better services. when all they are doing is padding there pockets and sceming to find ways of paying for it when we never needed it to begain with! When is this crap going to STOP! There are making this city unlivable financialy! There was a time when you could park anywere in this city but NOW it sold away to companies who send out there ticket armies and credit card vestibules to reap outragious furtunes at our expence? I had enough!

  2. Andrew Petersen says:

    Hey Eddie…

    When was the last time you crossed a street at a no light/stop sign crosswalk and Didn’t Fear for your life?

    Its the LAW. Pedestrian in Crosswalk, Vehicle Yield.

    Its not Fucking Rocket Science.

    You don’t want to follow the law? Jump in front of a el Train Please.

  3. craig says:

    Andrew,

    maybe you should move out to a town of about 500 if you can’t cross the street without fearing for your life. It aint rocket science to look both ways when crossing the street. This law is a revenue grab pure and simple just like the red light cameras. 99.9% of the public can cross the street without help from the state.

  4. DoR Employee says:

    Craig…Andrew is right.

    Its the LAW.

    You are correct…looking left and right before starting across the street isn’t difficult.

    But how often do you see people actually STOP for Peds in the Crosswalk if its Not a Stop Sign or Traffic Light Intersection?

    No Light or Stop sign? The Pedestrian has the right of way 100% of the time, Period.

  5. craig says:

    the law is intended to make the state and city money not make peds safer. and these stings are a waste of time when there are more pressing issues for the police to be addressing.

  6. Pedestrians can be made safer, by reducing driver distractions by eliminating red light cameras.

  7. David says:

    I wonder what the law actually says? If the law defines the pedestrian as someone intending to cross the street, and if the cop is not actually intending to cross the street but rather simply look like he is crossing the street, the law might not actually be violated. Certainly a driver cannot be expected to divine the intention of someone standing near a cross walk on a sidewalk. They might be waiting for a bus or a friend. Its a fine line. Its important to stop for Pedestrians, but if the rules are not clear, it works for no one.

  8. SS says:

    Sec. 11-1002.
    Pedestrians’ right-of-way at crosswalks.
    (a) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

  9. SS says:

    Oops, looks like that isn’t updated with latest revision to law. Should be something like “When traffic control signals are not in place, the driver of a vehicle must stop and yield to a pedestrian….”

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