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‘Yield to Your Neighbor’ campaign results in 174 warnings

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Wello partnered with mulitple law enforcement departments on the “Yield to Your Neighbor” campaigns this summer. Submitted photo

By Press Times staff

BROWN COUNTY – Wello recently released the results of this summer’s two county-wide “Yield to Your Neighbor” campaigns which included crosswalk education and enforcement.

The campaign events — labeled “Frogger” — had Wello partnered with local law enforcement who station at various locations in Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Bellevue, Denmark, De Pere, Hobart, Howard, Green Bay, Pulaski and Suamico.

Vehicles were stopped for failing to yield to pedestrians, which resulted in warnings and/or tickets at the officer’s discretion.

The June 22 event involved six departments covering 10 municipalities at 12 locations.

A total of 70 warnings were issued, while law enforcement registered 712 vehicles yielding correctly — a 91% compliance rate.

On Aug. 31, five departments covering nine municipalities at 10 locations issued 104 warnings while 620 yielded correctly — an 86% compliance rate.

Law enforcement partnered with Ashwaubenon Public Safety, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, De Pere Police, Green Bay Police, Hobart-Lawrence Police and Pulaski Police for the campaign.

One more Frogger event will take place this fall on Oct. 4, to coincide with “National Walk and Roll to School Day.”

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