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Michigan police crack down on jaywalking, bad drivers


>>Evrod: AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT
ON CAMERA AS YOU SAW THERE. ON CAMERA AS YOU SAW THERE.
>>>6:34 ON YOUR FRIDAY EVE.>>>6:34 ON YOUR FRIDAY EVE.
DETROIT AND WARREN WILL BE DETROIT AND WARREN WILL BE
CRACKING DOWN ON DANGEROUS CRACKING DOWN ON DANGEROUS
DRIVERS AND A LITTLE BIT MORE. DRIVERS AND A LITTLE BIT MORE.
>>Jason: ROD MELONI IS LIVE.>>Jason: ROD MELONI IS LIVE.
AND IT’S ALL IN THE NAME OF AND IT’S ALL IN THE NAME OF
SAFETY. SAFETY.
YOU BE CAREFUL! YOU BE CAREFUL!
DOWNTOWN DETROIT USED TO BE — DOWNTOWN DETROIT USED TO BE —
>>Rod: I’M TRYING.>>Rod: I’M TRYING.
>>Jason: — USED TO BE THE WILD>>Jason: — USED TO BE THE WILD
WEST. WEST.
BUT NOW THERE ARE SCOOTERS, BUT NOW THERE ARE SCOOTERS,
CARS, BUSES. CARS, BUSES.
>>Rod: AND I CAME ACROSS BUT>>Rod: AND I CAME ACROSS BUT
NOT JAYWALKING BECAUSE IT’S NOT JAYWALKING BECAUSE IT’S
GETTING BUSY OUT HERE. GETTING BUSY OUT HERE.
IT WASN’T LONG AGO YOU COULD IT WASN’T LONG AGO YOU COULD
WALK ACROSS ANY STREET WALK ACROSS ANY STREET
UNINCUMBERED. UNINCUMBERED.
AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY THINGS AND THAT’S PROBABLY WHY THINGS
HAVE BECOME SO LAXED. HAVE BECOME SO LAXED.
AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU
HEARD OF SOMEON GETTING A HEARD OF SOMEON GETTING A
TICKET FOR JAYWALKING? TICKET FOR JAYWALKING?
DETROIT AVERAGES 600 PEDESTRIAN DETROIT AVERAGES 600 PEDESTRIAN
ACCIDENTS, AND 100 PEDESTRIANS ACCIDENTS, AND 100 PEDESTRIANS
ARE KILLED EACH YEAR AND CAUGHT ARE KILLED EACH YEAR AND CAUGHT
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S EYE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S EYE.
POLICE WILL BE CRACKING DOWN ON POLICE WILL BE CRACKING DOWN ON
JAYWALKERS AND DANGEROUS DRIVERS JAYWALKERS AND DANGEROUS DRIVERS
HOPING TO STEM THE TIE. HOPING TO STEM THE TIE.
THE FOUR BUSIEST PLACES ARE THE FOUR BUSIEST PLACES ARE
DETROIT, WARREN, LANSING, AND DETROIT, WARREN, LANSING, AND
KALAMAZOO. KALAMAZOO.
SO WHAT ARE OFFICERS GOING TO BE SO WHAT ARE OFFICERS GOING TO BE
LOOKING FOR? LOOKING FOR?
FOR PEDESTRIANS, THEY’LL WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS, THEY’LL WATCH
WALKERS NOT FOLLOWING TRAFFIC WALKERS NOT FOLLOWING TRAFFIC
CONTROL SIGNALS, NOT USING THE CONTROL SIGNALS, NOT USING THE
SIDEWALK WHERE THERE IS ONE, NOT SIDEWALK WHERE THERE IS ONE, NOT
FACING TRAFFIC, AND FAILING TO FACING TRAFFIC, AND FAILING TO
YIELD THE DRIVERS WITH YIELD THE DRIVERS WITH
RIGHT-OF-WAY. RIGHT-OF-WAY.
THE DRIVERS WILL PAY ATTENTION THE DRIVERS WILL PAY ATTENTION
TO ILLEGAL TURNS, FAILING TO TO ILLEGAL TURNS, FAILING TO
STOP BEFORE A STOP SIGN, AND STOP BEFORE A STOP SIGN, AND
FAILING TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS FAILING TO YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS
IN A CROSSWALK, BLOCKING THE IN A CROSSWALK, BLOCKING THE
ROADWAY INTERFERING WITH THE ROADWAY INTERFERING WITH THE
NORMAL FLOW OF TRAFFIC. NORMAL FLOW OF TRAFFIC.
THIS CRACKDOWN WILL ONLY LAST A THIS CRACKDOWN WILL ONLY LAST A
WEEK AND THEY PROBABLY GOT SOME WEEK AND THEY PROBABLY GOT SOME
FEDERAL FUNDS HELPING OUT WITH FEDERAL FUNDS HELPING OUT WITH
THE ENFORCEMENT. THE ENFORCEMENT.
THE HOPE IS THAT MAYBE THIS WILL THE HOPE IS THAT MAYBE THIS WILL
CHANGE SOME BEHAVIOR, CHANGE CHANGE SOME BEHAVIOR, CHANGE
SOME HABITS SO IT BECOMES LESS SOME HABITS SO IT BECOMES LESS
OF A PROBLEM. OF A PROBLEM.
REPORTING LIVE DOWNTOWN, ROD REPORTING LIVE DOWNTOWN, ROD
MELONI, LOCAL 4. MELONI, LOCAL 4.
>>Evrod: I KNOW SOMEBODY WHO>>Evrod: I KNOW SOMEBODY WHO
CROSSES THE STREET DIAGONALLY,

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