CMPD officers just handed out over 100 official warnings to pedestrians at one of Uptown Charlotte’s most dangerous intersections – Trade and College, just outside of the Epicenter.
According to police, at least twelve pedestrians have been hit at the intersection over the past five years.
Police not only cracked down on jaywalkers, but also on bad drivers, writing tickets to drivers who make improper turns or failed to yield for pedestrians.
Four drivers were ticketed for driving with a revoked license, three for having no license, one for texting and driving, and six for seat belt violations. One driver was even served a warrant by police.
Yesterday’s jaywalking crack-down campaign was the official Charlotte kickoff for Watch For Me NC, in partnership with the Charlotte Department of Transportation. Watch For Me NC is a statewide pedestrian and bicycle safety program.