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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Don't Be So Pedestrian: Cops to Bust Drivers With Bad Manners

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM

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Why did the cop cross the road? To nab a hasty motorist. Okay, it's not that funny -- but who among us can resist the opportunity to pen a variation on the classic chicken joke?

Negligent drivers beware: Your reckless ways won't be tolerated today. An Ingleside Police Station newsletter penned by Captain David Lazar states that "pedestrian stings" will be taking place at Mission and Highland, Alemany and San Juan, Bosworth and Arlington, Geneva and London and the Cortland corridor.The sting will take place between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and will be carried out by Lazar and others. The captain writes, "We are concerned with pedestrian safety in these areas and it is essential that motorists stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk!"

As reported here

on this page, previous stings have entailed plainclothes police

officers sauntering across cross walks in the hopes of spying a speed

demons who fail to yeid to pedestrians. And they were pretty successful.

Lazar

promises a report of the stings success in tomorrow's newsletter.

Here's hoping his undercover perambulators make it to the other side in

one piece.

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