Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident deaths result in crackdown on traffic violators

Police officers have cracked down on traffic violations along Las Olas Boulevard after two pedestrians were hit by cars and killed in March.

According to the Sun Sentinel, "fines ranged from $86 up to $165, but can be even more if speeding was involved. Drivers were charged with speeding as well as not yielding to people at crosswalks and street corners. Pedestrians have been cited for jaywalking."

The deaths were the first in four years on Las Olas Boulevard.

The Police Department began the crackdown on April 1, 2010 and are looking for high visibility, traffic stops and citations for all violators on the Boulevard. They are looking specifically for vehicles not stopping at occupied crosswalks. They are also looking for pedestrians who are breaking the law.