Drivers who blow through red lights, disregard stop signs and fail to yield for pedestrians at crosswalks be warned - Marblehead police officers are out looking for you.
Over the last two weeks, has gone ahead with "Operation Crosswalk," an effort aimed at making local roadways safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Although the name suggests that the initiative will target drivers who commit crosswalk violations, Police Chief Robert Picariello said officers will be pulling people over for an assortment of traffic violations.
"This is going to be an ongoing thing," Picariello said. "We are just trying to correct bad driving in general - that's what issuing citations is all about."
According to the department's , over the last ten days, local officers have initiated 75 traffic stops and issued some 20 citations for violations that include failure to yield at a crosswalk, littering, running a red light, rolling through a stop sign, driving on the sidewalk and speeding.
"We will be out at the intersections we get the most complaints about," Picariello said. "We know the spots where we have the most violations - this isn't a big town, we know where they are."
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