Comment 91526

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:15:00 in reply to Comment 91520

It is great that police are increasingly patrolling on foot and bicycle, especially for the way it helps them connect with the community at street level. I think it has made a big difference.

However, they are wearing uniforms when they are walking downtown, and just as motorists suddenly become much better drivers around police cars, I'm sure they are also more courteous to uniformed officers crossing than to "ordinary" people.

I'd be curious to know whether police officers have ever tried crossing back and forth at both controlled and uncontrolled intersections on streets like Cannon in plainclothes ... I really do think it would be an eye-opener!

Just as "ghost" cars are an important part of street policing, "ghost" officers could be an important part of encouraging motorists to yield to pedestrians.

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