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Crosswalk safety check keeps Police busy

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Albany Police wrote tickets just about as fast as they could during lunch hour, as drivers raced through cross walks in Downtown Albany with pedestrians in them.

The officers started the cross walk safety check in front of the Court House about noon, just as most people were headed to lunch. They parked their marked Police cars in

open view just past the cross walk, and drivers still sped through the pedestrian crossings with people standing in them. Officers say drivers are just not concentrating on the road.

Albany Police Corporal Jon Seagroves said "I'm not surprised. A lot of people down here they don't pay attention. That's one of the reasons we are down here. Not only for the pedestrians safety, but to bring awareness to cross walks."

Albany Police  warn drivers that they will continue to conduct these pedestrian safety checks across the city,  to protect lives.

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