You may have seen a number of blue uniforms around Fairfield and Cabramatta’s central business districts today.
Fairfield and Cabramatta police are targeting pedestrian safety at intersections, fining pedestrians for crossing against a red light or other safety offences.
In Fairfield, the pedestrian intersection outside Neeta City is the worst offender, but police are also targeting all other traffic lights all day.
The fine for crossing a a traffic intersection when the ‘walk’ light is red is $72.
Other fines include not crossing at the pedestrian crossing, crossing too slowly, or entering the crossing when the ‘walk’ light is flashing red.
Key points on safety around traffic intersections are:
- Stop: wait for the walk signal.
- Look: look up from your phone.
- Listen: you might hear a vehicle before you see it.
Roads and Maritimes statistics show that more than 70 pedestrians have been killed in the past 12 months.