Police look to stop jaywalkers in their tracks

Bridgeport police are cracking down on speeders and jaywalkers following several deadly accidents. Officials say three pedestrians have died in the city in the past six weeks. Police were out today

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2016, 4:08 AM

Updated 3,065 days ago

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Bridgeport police are cracking down on speeders and jaywalkers following several deadly accidents.
Officials say three pedestrians have died in the city in the past six weeks.
Police were out today using radar and writing tickets at different locations throughout the city, but they say drivers aren't the only ones creating unsafe conditions on the roads.
Police say they're starting to give written warnings to jaywalkers for a first offense. Repeat offenders are subject to tickets and fines.
Police say jaywalkers are 10 times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who properly uses a crosswalk.


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