CHP pedestrian safety enforcement operation leads to improvements

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Undercover CHP officer Robertson reacts as a motorist failed to yield the right of way during a pedestrian safety operation at the intersection of Winchester and Benton Roads, May 27. The three hour operation netted 17 citations and 11 warnings were issued. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
It was just like any other day for drivers Wednesday, May 27, as they made their way up Winchester Road to the unincorporated area of Murrieta. The sun shone brightly as the stop light at the intersection at Benton Road turned first yellow, then red, halting the flow of traffic. As the “walk” sign on the stoplight pole indicated it was safe to cross the street, an unassuming man in T-shirt, shorts and flip flops, carrying nothing but his drink and a phone, stepped off the curb and began to make his way across the crosswalk
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