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Gainesville Tracks Drivers Yielding to Pedestrians

Police in Gainesville, Florida are trying to encourage drivers to be more cautious of pedestrians with a new sign and driver tracking program that tracks how many drivers are yielding to pedestrians.
May 8, 2010, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The 4-foot-by-8-foot green signs with white letters were put up around the city earlier this year to remind motorists and pedestrians of the progress being made during the campaign.

The signs state 'Gainesville drivers yielding to pedestrians' and list the percentage of drivers who yielded during the previous week and the record high percentage who yielded during the campaign. Last week's 52-percent yield rate is the record, so far."

People are placed at intersections throughout the city to record how drivers are yielding or not yielding to pedestrians. The program is made possible by a $94,000 federal grant.

Thanks to How We Drive

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Published on Monday, April 5, 2010 in The Gainesville Sun
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