Maine Police to Target Drivers Who Put Cyclists, Pedestrians At Risk
WHO: Southern Maine Law Enforcement Agencies and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine
WHAT: 2018 Vulnerable User Enforcement Day targeting drivers who put others at risk
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13
WHERE: Various locations throughout southern Maine
WHY: 2017 was a deadly year for pedestrians in Maine. To help reduce the number of crashes that kill or injure pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable users of Maine roads, southern Maine law enforcement agencies will carry out a coordinated operation tomorrow targeting drivers and cyclists who put others at risk. The operation will specifically focus on motorists speeding, driving distracted, ignoring crosswalks or the “3 foot rule,” as well as vulnerable users riding the wrong way, ignoring stop signs and other traffic control devices, or jaywalking. Participating agencies include: Auburn, Falmouth, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, and Westbrook Police Departments, as well as the Maine State Police.