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Manchester police buckle down on crosswalk laws
MANCHESTER— City police report incremental progress in an education and enforcement campaign aimed at correcting bad habits of pedestrians and motorists downtown.
The campaign was launched as a public education effort in which jaywalkers and motorists who ignored rules about driving through crosswalks
“We’ve been making a lot of stops,” Lt. Maureen Tessier said. “We’ve issued a few summonses and have made some arrests.”
Many of the arrests came because a driver with an outstanding arrest warrant or a revoked license was tripped up by a simple traffic violation. A check of motor vehicle records meant finishing the journey in the back seat of a cruiser.
Police started the crackdown by handing out informational cards that explained state traffic laws.
“It’s been going pretty well, but you get a bit of resistence,” Tessier said. “People have bad habits and it’s hard to correct bad behavior.”
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