Police Find Solution for Southwest 62nd Boulevard Crosswalk
After several people have been hit in a notorious Gainesville crosswalk, police think they have a solution. Rapid flashing beacon crosswalk signs were installed at the Southwest 62nd Boulevard crosswalk last week. The beacon flashes when a pedestrian is crossing the road. Drivers apparently got the message and even slowed down when there was no one in the walkway. Students say they feel safer.
"It will definitely help to control the traffic and hopefully make more people a little more aware that they're dangerous to the amount of people trying to cross the street," Jasmine Wheeler (Student) said.
Gainesville police say there were 70 accidents on this stretch of road in 2012, including two students who were hit trying to cross the road. So far, three students have been hit in 2013.
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