On Wednesday 6/16 a traffic project was done from 2pm-6pm in the 6000 block of University Ave. This location was selected as this area parallels a heavily used bike path, is at an uncontrolled crosswalk and is just west of several uncontrolled crosswalks. Addressing hazardous driving is a critical component of our Midtown Strategic Plan. My thanks to the officers, led by TEST Officer Wipperfurth, who worked this assignment.
TOTAL NUMBER OF TRAFFIC STOPS: 31 Attempts made to stop with 28 vehicles actually stopped. 3 attempts were unsuccessful due to heavy traffic and the inability of the officers to catch up to the vehicles.
POSTED SPEED LIMIT: 35 MPH
Lowest Speed Stopped: 50 MPH (15 over)
HIGHTEST SPEED OF VEHICLE OBSERVED: 4 vehicles in excess of 70 mph (3 going the opposite direction).
HIGHEST SPEED OF VEHICLE STOPPED:62 mph (27 OVER)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1 Citation issued for failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk.
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Drive carefully, watch your speed, and be safe.