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SUNY Plattsburgh Launching New Traffic Safety Program
By Joe Gullo
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - SUNY Plattsburgh is launching a new traffic safety program.
A press release says SUNY Plattsburgh's University Police Department will be taking action against distracted driving and careless street crossing through a new Crosswalk Safety Traffic Enforcement Program called CrosSTEP.
“When we collected data last fall, we noticed a lot of drivers were distracted by calling, texting and other diversions, and a lot of pedestrians weren’t using the lights on the crosswalk signs,” said Assistant University Police Chief Jerry Lottie.
To raise awareness, University Police will roll out the pledge program alongside a training program. A press release says police will work with resident assistants to help encourage residents to sign the pledge.