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Police watch driver, pedestrian behavior along Route 5


A pedestrian makes her way across State Street at Balltown Road in Niskayuna Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A pedestrian makes her way across State Street at Balltown Road in Niskayuna Thursday.
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Police agencies along the Route 5 corridor from Schenectady to Albany started an enforcement and education effort Thursday aimed at keeping pedestrians along the stretch safe. In Schenectady, officers were out late in the afternoon watching for drivers violating vehicle and traffic laws and endangering pedestrians. They were also watching for pedestrians violating laws and endangering themselves. City police Sgt. Patrick Morris said finding violators was relatively easy. “It was not hard at all,” Morris ...


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robbump
September 13, 2013
3:06 p.m.

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Two places I'd like to see the police:
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1-at the crosswalks near St Luke's Church, where motorists pass stopped buses like a bat out of Helena, with little regard for who or what may be in the crosswalks just ahead of the stopped buses.
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2-at the intersections around SCCC where (student) pedestrians walk into moving traffic with little regard for who does or does not have the light; as well as motorists continuing through the light after it had turned red and those pedestrians who DID wait now have a walk light.
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There's plenty of opportunity for both education and revenue-raising at both those locations.

blossom4761
September 13, 2013
6:48 p.m.

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One of my pet peeves, a BIG one, is the people who walk in the streets with no regard to traffic! They do it all the time, IN the street, not at crosswalks or designated areas, and even then, most people just cross State Street like there was no one on the road except them! It happens alot on the side streets off of State Street too. How many times I have had to fight the urge to get out and yell at these imbiciles! I truly dislike the ignoramuses that think they are putting no one in danger, whether as a pedestrian or a driver, it goes both ways.

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