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Tucson police begin enforcement in midtown to keep motorists, cyclists & pedestrians safe

Posted: 4:43 AM, Apr 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-25 11:16:30-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson Police Department will begin bicycle and pedestrian enforcement in Midtown on Thursday morning.

The extra enforcement was made possible by a $20,000 grant awarded to TPD back in January of 2019 from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

The grant will make it possible for approximately 30 deployments to be scheduled through September 2019.

Officers will have their first enforcement deployment in midtown on Grant and Alvernon.

Police will be targeting violations that are contributing factors to crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

The officers who are on patrol will be keeping their eyes peeled for speeding, failing to yield right of way, failing to stop for red signal lights, failing to stop for flashing crosswalk lights, school zone violations, jay-walking, pedestrians crossing against traffic lights and bicyclists riding in the wrong direction and on sidewalks.