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WPD cracks down on crosswalk violators

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are working to raise awareness about marked crosswalks. Traffic units are cracking down on drivers not yielding to pedestrians at the crossings.

Officers were assigned to some of the most problematic crosswalk intersections. South 3rd and Ann streets downtown is one of the most dangerous, along with 17th Street and Medical Center Drive.

"If a pedestrian's in a crosswalk, then all traffic has to stop in both directions, not just in that particular lane, but in all the lanes, so the pedestrian has a clear path all the way across the street," Sgt. Mike Donelson said.

Officers also want pedestrians to make sure they yield to traffic before they step into any intersection or crosswalk.

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