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Sasquatch helps teach crosswalk safety in Oregon

Sasquatch demonstrates crosswalk safety at Cesar Chavez K-8. (Photo by Dylan Rivera/Portland Bureau of Transportation) Sasquatch demonstrates crosswalk safety at Cesar Chavez K-8. (Photo by Dylan Rivera/Portland Bureau of Transportation)
Still image from video. (Source: Oregon Department of Transportation) Still image from video. (Source: Oregon Department of Transportation)
PORTLAND, OR (KFVS) -

Some people crossing the street in front of a Portland, Oregon school got a surprise on Wednesday.

Sasquatch was part of the Oregon Department of Transportation's "Oregonian Crossing" safety campaign.

According to ODOT, as students head back to school, it's particularly important to obey traffic laws and drive safely in school zones.

That's why on Wednesday morning, August 31, Sasquatch and DOT officials helped teach crosswalk safety to children and their parents at N. Willis Boulevard and N. Courtenay Avenue in front of Caesar Chavez School.

According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the crossing is heavily used by school children and transit riders because it's in front of the school and near two TriMet bus stops.

You can watch a video featuring Sasquatch at the crosswalk below.

He reinforces the message that people and other mythical creatures have the right of way when they cross the street.

As a result of the crosswalk safety education event on Wednesday, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau announced they issued five warnings and four citations.

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