|To the Editor: BG man wants police to keep students out of road|
|Written by Harold Gudakunst|
|Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:45|
Where is BGPD?!
I drive down Wooster Street on my way to work in the midst of closing time for the downtown area bars. Each trip takes a little longer as the days progress. Is it because of red lights, you ask? Nope, it's because of all the people in the streets. I find it to be quite ridiculous that the streets of downtown turn into free-for-all sidewalks for bar patrons. Sadly, when I do see a cruiser or two, they're on the east side of the university looking for impaired drivers. Not to be misunderstood, impaired driving is an issue at closing time. However, so is dodging people blatantly walking out in front of vehicles, either jaywalking or using a crosswalk against the walk signal. Such brazen activity has become quite common and it's getting old, fast! Sadly, this activity goes on not more than a block from the BGPD Headquarters. It's out of hand! Hey Chief, you already have officers looking for the easy OVI targets..... how about writing a few tickets that are only 100 yards away?! Here's some ideas: Disobey traffic control device-4511.12A, Pedestrian leaves curb to walk or run suddenly in front of vehicle to cause hazard-4511.46B, To yield to vehicles when jaywalking-4511.48A, Crossing outside of crosswalk when intersection available-4511.48C, Crossing intersection diagonally-4511.48D, Intoxicated/drugged person on road-4511.481A, Pedestrian on road to yield to vehicles-4511.50D. I'm not in law enforcement and I found these Ohio Revised Code violations in a matter of seconds. Maybe you can use the afore mentioned violations to your advantage. Stop allowing impaired adolescents to walk all over your department and this town!
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