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North Syracuse cops say they’ve handed out 11 tickets per hour during crosswalk crackdown

North Syracuse Police have spent the last week cracking down on drivers who violate crosswalk laws – but still haven’t seen the kind of improvement they hoped for.
North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – North Syracuse Police have spent the last week cracking down on drivers who violate crosswalk laws – but still haven’t seen the kind of improvement they hoped for.

Police say they saw an increase in compliance, but too many drivers are still unaware of the law.

“Compliance has gone up since our educational phase which was last week. We've seen a lot more people stop – more than normal. But, there's still people that say they don't see the person or they don't know the law,” said Officer Jeffrey Tripp.

Police say they have handed out approximately 11 tickets per hour since the crackdown campaign began.

“Pedestrians have the right of way at a crosswalk," Tripp said. "Please be careful and watch out for them.” 

Punishment for the first offense is a $250 fine and three points on your license.

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