Tempe Crackdown Near Light-Rail Tracks Planned; Motorists to be Cited for Risky Acts
Speaking of light rail, Tempe police plan a one-day crackdown on motorists who play games with light-rail trains.
On Wednesday, July 29, cops will be swarming near light-rail crossings, busting drivers who fail to stop for red lights, make "hazardous u-turns in front of the trains," stop on the tracks or drive past flashing signals and crossing arms.
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Recent collisions with trains were caused by drivers disregarding traffic signals, says a Tempe police news release. Local residents also have been calling police to complain about the risky actions of some drivers near trains.
Fines will range from $70 to $171.
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