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UAPD deploying more officers to enforce traffic laws around campus

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University of Arizona Police Department kicked off its 2-week traffic education and enforcement program Monday, Aug. 21. 

Officers will be at six highly-congested areas around campus to watch for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists breaking traffic laws. 

"We stop and educate them on the laws here in Arizona and we give them a warning," said Rene Hernandez, public information officer with UAPD. 

Hernandez said this program is a way for everyone to learn the rules of the road, even those who may be from out of state. 

"We want to really go and educate really hard and stern at the beginning of the year to try and develop those good habits so people understand the laws and break those bad habits," Hernandez said. 

Chandler Donald, a junior a the UA, said he's glad to see that UAPD is watching out for everyone's safety. 

Donald said he's well aware of just how congested and hectic the roads are during the start of the semester. 

"You see lots of people running into each other, really congested areas, cars being stopped at a crosswalk for way longer than they should be," he said. 

He has taken a couple of tumbles, too.

"It's happened twice that I've fallen to the ground on my longboard, but out of three years that's not too bad," Donald said. 

Locations

  • Cherry Avenue/University Boulevard
  • Fourth Street/Highland Avenue
  • Second Street/Highland Avenue
  • Second Street/Olive
  • Warren/Highland/Olive tunnels
  • Sixth Street between Warren and Tyndall avenues

Dates and Times

  • Aug. 21: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 22: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 30: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sept. 1: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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