As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Wilton Center, the Wilton Police Department will be conducting a two-week pedestrian safety enforcement operation. Their effort will focus on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrian as well as speeding violations.
Wilton Police hope to educate and encourage the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and cycling throughout Wilton Center. The two-week operation started yesterday and will run through the 17th.
Officers dressed in plain clothes will be crossing the street while uniformed officers monitor the crosswalk for motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe actions.
Drivers and pedestrians stopped during this safety operation will be issued warnings or citations.
Chief John Lynch says ensuring pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility between motorists and pedestrians.