Salt Lake Police Cracking Down on Jaywalking

Salt Lake Police Cracking Down on Jaywalking

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KSL ReportingSalt Lake City Police are cracking down of people who jaywalk to and from Trax Stations. The Utah Transit Authority, the Utah Department of Transportation and Salt Lake City Police have teamed up to educate people about Safety around Trax Trains.

The most common problem is people running across the tracks.

Kris McBride, UTA Spokesman: "It’s very tempting. You are on the sidewalk, you see the station in the middle of the street and it’s tempting to cross. But the problem with that is you have to expect a train at any time and they come in both directions. It's something you do not want to do. Only cross in designated areas."

UTA has had four pedestrian fatalities on its TRAX line.

Instead of issuing a citation, this week officers will give jaywalkers an information card with safety tips.

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