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Grand Rapids launching pedestrian-safety campaign

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(Source: Brianna Owczarzak) (Source: Brianna Owczarzak)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP) -

The largest city in western Michigan is promoting pedestrian safety.
   Grand Rapids officials are releasing details Monday about a multiyear effort to save lives and reduce injuries.
   The initial phase features high-visibility enforcement zones at up to 21 intersections. Officers will not issue tickets but will observe pedestrians and drivers and give instruction if necessary. The effort is being funded by a $120,000 grant from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.
   Grand Rapids-area residents also will be surveyed about their awareness and perception of pedestrian-safety laws.
   The city says Kent County reported 790 crashes involving pedestrians between 2012 and 2015. More than half were in Grand Rapids.

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