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Operation Crosswalk: Let’s keep it going!

“Bad boys, bad boys!  Whatcha gonna do?  Whatcha gonna do when they come for you!”

On Tuesday evening on Day Blvd, the State Police set up a little crosswalk sting.   You know when a plain clothes officer – in this case – two good looking troopers in workout/athleisure attire – pose as pedestrians standing in a crosswalk waiting to cross.  When drivers fail to stop to let the pedestrians cross, a cruiser lying in wait pulls the vehicle over and gives them a ticket.

Our Southie “boots on the ground” let us know of Operation Crosswalk going down and we quickly walked to Day Boulevard at M Street Beach to check it out for ourselves.  And low and behold,  we witnessed several cars pulled over for failing to stop for a pedestrian.  In one instance, one driver had open containers of alcohol in the car.  Yes, really! 

As we all know, Day Boulevard is a nightmare to cross for pedestrians and we’ve witness cars going way over the speed limit.  Just last week, there was public information meeting about how to improve the situation.  You can read more about that here! 

As for Operation Crosswalk – we say let’s keep it going State Police! Spread the word that if you’re driving on Day Blvd. cops are watching and you need to stop for pedestrians! And for the love of God, slow down!

On a side note, while we waited in the crosswalk to cross, two cars failed to stop.

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  1. Not So New to The Hood says

    Open container?! In the car?! In Southie?! Very shocking!!! Would not have happened back in the “good ol’ days”

  2. "I Loathe You" says

    Set up a sting at Farragut and E. Broadway too. Only a matter of time befor someone gets killed down there.

  3. Mary Cooney says

    Give us permanent safety measures..
    Push button pedestrian walk lights and accessible crosswalks at K and M N and O St intersections.

  4. Maureen says

    ANd dont forget about the speedsters on Old Colony especially in rush hours.. walk light doesnt even get you half way across the street.!

  5. Alphonsus Roche says

    As far as crosswalks always wonder why there isn’t one on West Broadway opposite the parking lot many people park there and cross the street in the middle of the block.

  6. mplo says

    This kind of a sting operation for catching speeders, or people who are OUI sounds like an excellent idea. If they had that sort of set-up in more places, there’d be fewer car accidents and casualties, including those related to driving under the influence, everywhere.