SUNY Plattsburgh Launching New Traffic Safety Program

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/17 2014 04:21PM

Updated 03/17 2014 04:22PM

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. 

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