Last year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) named Asheville the most dangerous city for pedestrians. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, as part of the “Watch for Me” safety campaign, officers with the Asheville Police Department are getting ready to launch an initiative to crack down on pedestrian violations across the city. Starting in September, they’ll be ticketing jaywalkers.
Law enforcement officers will also be watching for bikers and drivers who are violating what might traditionally be considered minor traffic laws. It’s important to understand that even seemingly minor moving violations can lead to serious and catastrophic accidents when pedestrians or cyclists are involved.