Fuquay-Varina police write citations to drivers who don’t yield

A Fuquay-Varina crosswalk in downtown. WNCN photo

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WNCN) – Police are cracking down on drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians, in response to an increase in citizen complaints.

Officers are beefing up patrols downtown and in school zones and issuing citations for those who don’t yield, the Fuquay-Varina Police Department’s announced Monday on its Facebook page.

More people are enjoying the nice weather and shopping downtown, leading to increase in complaints about drivers who don’t yield, said Susan Weis, public information office for the town of Fuquay-Varina.

Weis said she did not know how long the extra patrols will last or how many citizen complaints the town has received.

“I haven’t had any problems. I mean, I see people stop. There are those few that don’t want to stop,” said Melissa Smith of Lillington, who was visiting Fuquay-Varina. “But I think for the majority, people stop for ’em. I know I stop for ’em.”

Police say pedestrians should use crosswalks for safety and always be observant of traffic.

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