Bishop police urge pedestrian safety

– Press release from the Bishop Police Department

In response to recent public concern regarding crosswalk safety in the town of Bishop, the Bishop Police Department would like to make the public aware of special enforcement on the crosswalks throughout town.

Crosswalk and crossing guard

There are many marked crosswalks in the city, and it is the goal of the Bishop Police Department to make the public aware of them, to make sure pedestrians are safe, and drivers are abiding the law.

We also want to remind the public; as the weather warms up, more pedestrians will be out enjoying the warmth. Pay special attention in school zones for children walking to and from school.

The safety of the pedestrians within the city is very important; therefore, this detail and enforcement is necessary to inform drivers the severity of not yielding to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The police department is determined to keep our local residents and travelers safe.

10 Responses to Bishop police urge pedestrian safety

  1. Trouble February 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    enough- if they were any closer , we’d be making love!

  2. dan nolan February 18, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Enoughalready you must be blind sir. Bpd is all over Main Street hundreds of times a day. All day and night 7 days a week.

    • enoughalready February 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

      Nothing wrong with my eyes. I did not say they were not out on Main St. What I don’t see is enough semi – trucks being ticketed. I would like to hear that Bishop has the reputation of being a speed trap for big rigs. Does it have to take a tragedy to rectify the situation?

      • Trouble February 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

        Bishop is a known speed trap. It’s due to our CHP new recruits, not Bishop PD.

  3. enoughalready February 17, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Crosswalk safety is a two way street. Everybody needs to be aware. I would like to see the Bishop PD crack down on the semi-trucks barreling down Main St. Not enough tickets being handed out to repeat offenders. Main Street in Bishop should be known as a crawl not a speedway. One last thing…better enforcement can be found through visibility. The Bishop PD needs to stop hiding. Are you here to serve and protect or play hide and seek?

  4. BobK February 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    Yeah, about like they will crack down on bicycles running stop lights/signs

  5. eastern sierra local February 16, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    I wonder if the Bishop PD are going to instruct the school age children in how to use a crosswalk? Every day at lunch time high school kids constantly bolt out in front of vehicles and are not in the crosswalks. Literally, last week I watched some dumb kid bolt out in front of traffic and if it wasn’t for the responsible and attentive motorists who had to slam on their brakes he would have been hit. Also, it’s illegal for people to ride skateboards and bike in the crosswalk yet the school kids do it all the time- will the Bishop PD enforce those rules in the crosswalks?

  6. Allinthistogether February 16, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    It seems appropriate that Bishop Police also point out that it’s a “two-way street”, that is, pedestrians could exercise a sense of courtesy and manners rather than an arrogant sense of entitlement …

  7. Reality February 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    How about the rest of the story that pedestrians need to keep themselves safe by not stepping in front of cars at the last moment or texting or looking down while crossing. It’s called shared responsibility.

    • High Water February 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      It’s a typical govt agency public safety message.
      Telling us how dumb we are and slow down cause it’s getting warm out there. Thank you officer


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.