October 2014

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Law of The Month
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October Law of the Month
Yield to Pedestrians
The Law of the month for October will be for yielding the right-of way to pedestrians crossing at uncontrolled intersections or crosswalks. Vehicular traffic in the city has increased over the years. As we drive, it is important to remember to pay attention and look out for pedestrians who are trying to cross increasingly busy roadways.

Keep in mind that if a pedestrian is crossing or intending to cross, even at the very side of the road at an uncontrolled intersection or crosswalk, then the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to that pedestrian.


State Statute 346.24(1) states, “At an intersection or crosswalk where traffic is not controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, or to a person riding a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device in a manner which is consistent with the safe use of the crosswalk by pedestrians, who is crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

State Statute 340.01(75) “Yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian” means the operator of a vehicle is required to reduce speed, or stop if necessary, to avoid endangering, colliding with or interfering in any way with pedestrian travel.

Please help keep our streets safe by paying attention and yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians at uncontrolled intersections or crosswalks.

Thank you.
Lt. Dave LeCaptain
Central District Supervisor 



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Have a Safe Halloween


Fond du Lac’s annual Trick or Treat will take place on Sunday, October 26th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Extra police patrols will be out and highly visible throughout this time period.  Here are a few tips that will make this event safer for everyone:

We are asking motorists to use extra caution and be aware of kids crossing the streets.

Not everyone uses the crosswalks, so please keep your vehicles at a safe speed in case a child darts out into traffic.

Parents and children:

  • Try to Trick or Treat while it is still light outside and only go to the houses that have the porch light on.
  • Wear costumes that make it easier for you to walk or to be seen.
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see and be seen.
  • Use makeup instead of a mask.
  • If someone older cannot go with you, trick or treat in a group and stay together.
  • Cross only at the corners after you have checked both ways for cars.
  • Never cross the street at mid-block and do not cut between cars.
  • Tell your family where you will be going (which streets or neighborhoods).
  • If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.
    Make sure mom or dad check your loot over before you eat anything.

 
Have fun but above all, stay safe!
Happy Halloween from the members of The Fond du Lac City Police Department.



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Bike Auction
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2014 Fall Bike Auction

Tuesday October 28, 2014
Doors open for viewing: 4:00 PM

Auction begins: 4:30 PM

 

The Fond du Lac Police Department will be holding its annual fall bike auction on Tuesday October 28, 2014 starting at 4:30 pm. The auction will be held at the Police Department at 126 North Main Street. Citizens will be able to view the bikes beginning at 4:00 pm the day of the auction. Citizens can enter the auction area on the west side of the police department via the west garage doors. It is estimated there will be 75 to 100 bikes up for auction.



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