Madison Police are going undercover to stop drivers from breaking the law. This time police want to make sure drivers are giving pedestrians the right of way.
The department will spend a $10,000 grant on the initiative. As part of the plan, officers will step into the crosswalk, and ticket any drivers that do not stop by a certain point to let them cross the street.
And drivers should be extra careful, the police will be dressed in everyday street clothes. "We'll see motorists when they see a pedestrian step into the crosswalk accelerate and try to get through first, causing the pedestrian to have to step backwards, and that's very very dangerous," says Captain Cameron McLay from the Madison Police Department.
There is a $133 ticket for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Madison Police expect to begin the crosswalk law enforcement by September 30th.