Photo: Cars magically stop when Tucson police watching
Luci and I use this crosswalk at Second Street and Euclid Avenue when we are running late. Luci’s school is on the other side of Euclid and with the construction on University Boulevard, this intersection has become the fastest way across the street.
Yesterday morning police officers setup at the intersection to catch speeders.
I spent a few minutes watching as people crossed the street with the police sitting at the intersection.
I saw a huge difference in how quickly people stopped. Often drivers speed through the intersection without stopping for pedestrians waiting to cross.
Yesterday morning was a different story entirely. Motorists couldn’t stop fast enough when they caught a glimpse of the officers. It made crossing the street much more pleasant.
I expect a return to the status quo this morning, however.