53 Citations in 90 Minutes: Beverly Hills Police Conduct Crosswalk Sting to Nab Motorists
The Beverly Hills Police Department conducted a crosswalk sting to nab motorists who failed to yield for the decoy pedestrian, reports the Beverly Hills Courier.
The 90-minute endeavor netted 53 citations. As seen in the video produced by the Courier, a seemingly-endless stream of drivers simply did not stop as the 6'8"-tall plainclothes officer crossed busy Wilshire Boulevard at Palm in the clearly marked crosswalk mid-morning last Wednesday. Seven BHPD officers were on hand to immediately issue citations to the offending drivers.
"BHPD Motor Sergeant Brad Cornelius said the intersection was the most complained about for vehicles who regularly failed to yield to pedestrians." Additionally, one of the nation's most prestigious zip codes happens to have another claim to fame: "Beverly Hills was ranked number one in the state for the number of vehicles hitting pedestrians per population."