Crosswalk Concerns on SW 62nd Blvd Still Linger
Looking both ways before we cross is something we’ve all been taught at some point or another but a series of students along SW 62nd blvd in Gainesville are learning that being safe may not be that easy.
In 2012 there were 122 accidents along this roadway alone.
Last night two people were hit by a van in the same crosswalk.
Gainesville Police Officer, Ben Tobias says “I don’t know what it is about this particular crosswalk, you know we have a lot of pedestrians that cross the roads at different points in Gainesville, but this particular crosswalk fro some reason... is becoming very dangerous for pedestrians.”
Signs and traffic enforcement details don’t seem to be doing trick...2 separate traffic enforcement operations this year along the problem crosswalk ended in more than 100 traffic tickets for violating drivers.
Residents in the area have reached out to city commissioners and city manager Russ Blackburn to evaluate and act on the traffic situation along that particular road.
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