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More officers patroling dangerous Tucson intersections

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 20:50:13-05

Drivers beware: more officers will be watching you at Tucson intersections.

Starting next week, the Tucson Police Department will increase its presence at some of the most-dangerous intersections around the city.

Police say aggressive driving like speeding, tailgating, and running red lights are the biggest contributors to injury and fatal crashes.

In the area of Grant Rd. and Alvernon Way in Tucson multiple pedestrians were hurt or killed in crashes last year.

The department says officers will be deployed to eight of the most dangerous intersections in Tucson at various days and times until September when the grant money will run out. 

The department has identified these intersections for enforcement:

  • Kino & 36th Street
  • Oracle Road & Grant Road
  • Grant Road & Alvernon Way
  • Broadway Blvd & Wilmot Road
In May, officers will shift their attention to:
  • Speedway Blvd & Campbell Ave. 
  • Golf Links Road & Swan Road
  • Speedway Blvd & Kolb Road
  • Campbell Ave. & Valencia Road

Grant money from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will pay for the extra patrols around Tucson that are scheduled to begin January 12.