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Traffic Concerns: BPD and State Troopers are on it!

Looks like Operation Crosswalk was a big success!

Last week, the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Troop H conducted a joint enforcement initiative on Day Boulevard in South Boston and streets feeding onto it aka L Street and Farragut Road to name a few. Both troopers and officers cracked down on crosswalk enforcement, speeding, and other unsafe driving behaviors.

Approximately 500 citations for traffic violations were issued between the two departments!

The enforcement initiative was conducted in response to concerns raised by community members about unsafe drivers.

“The Boston Police Department is pleased to have collaborated with the Massachusetts State Police in this effort,” Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross said. “We are all members of this community, and we are all responsible for traffic safety. Let us continue to work together to keep our roads safe for everyone.”

“There is no excuse for, and we will not tolerate, any motorist putting other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians at risk,” State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin said. “We were pleased to work together with our partners at BPD to respond to the concerns of neighborhood residents, and we will continue to monitor that area and other areas of concern.”

Let’s keep it going! 

 

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Comments

  1. The police presence yesterday on L street when I walked down to vote was nice to see. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

  2. Now maybe they can put a few on East Broadway where its still like the Indy 500…..what school, crosswalks and park….people are still passing the buses or anyone else that stops for people crossing in the crosswalks….. if they are nice enough to stop…..and yesterday I seen a woman crossing in a scooter on L Street – she had to go around the car that was stopped in the intersection and the one behind was stopped in the crosswalk at L & 4th…because they just HAD to get thru the next light and pull up a little bit further…..its crazy…I watched her literally poke her head out between cars for a car coming up L street just in case before she went across with all her groceries…..maybe they should start fining people for knowing they can’t go anywhere yet they still go thru and stay sitting there at intersections….basically blocking the crosswalks…..