Police looking for drivers not yielding to pedestrians
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North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Crosswalk safety was the name of the game Friday in North Las Vegas.
The police department organized a pedestrian safety event ahead of Monday's first day of school.
Several motorcycle and patrol officers gathered together to crackdown on drivers that didn't yield to pedestrians in the city's crosswalks.
To do that the department had a plain clothes officer walk back and forth across chosen intersections and report to other officers which cars broke the law.
In the first four hours of the event officers estimated they had written 25 or so tickets.
Each one costs about $300.
The department chose Friday in hopes that the message would be fresh in drivers' minds when students start back to school on Monday.