- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Metro Police have warned the public that officers are about to start cracking down on jaywalking.

Local media outlets report that officers have been giving warnings to jaywalkers and drivers at targeted intersections in recent months and will soon start issuing citations with fines ranging from $20 to $100.

Police say they are monitoring five especially dangerous intersections to keep pedestrians safe, a year after 18 pedestrians were killed. Eleven have been killed so far this year.

Public Works Department bicycle and pedestrian coordinator Rolf Eisinger says the operation will include undercover officers who will walk crosswalks to issue citations to pedestrians and notify nearby officers of vehicles that break the law.

The initiative is funded by a $307,000, three-year grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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