'Vampires' patrol crosswalks in Lakewood

11:52 AM, Oct 30, 2013   |    comments
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LAKEWOOD - If you're driving in Lakewood on Wednesday, one might see a vampire or two.

It's all part of a traffic operation to keep drivers and pedestrians safe at school crosswalks.

"Operation Transylvania" took place at a few locations Wednesday morning. Lakewood officers donned vampire costumes and spent time walking in crosswalks during the morning rush.

Nearby, there were traffic-enforcement team members watching for those who did not yield for the crosswalk.

Should the motorists fail to yield the right of way, they were reminded of their obligation to do so by one of the traffic-enforcement team members.

This approach was originally done in California with a seven-foot-tall Gingerbread Man. The reason being, if you don't see and stop for something like a Gingerbread Man or - in this case, a vampire - how would you see and stop for a small child?

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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