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It’s Black Friday, and shoppers need all the help they can get. SRPD is trying to do its part.

Sgt. Lance Badger said he’s assigned his motorcycle officers to pay extra attention to traffic problems around Coddingtown Shopping Center and the Santa Rosa Marketplace on Santa Rosa Avenue. Both are notorious for congestion at this time of year.

He said the officers particularly will be watching for cars running red lights and blocking intersections and will try to maintain a high visibility to encourage motorists to mind their manners and follow the traffic laws.

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7 Comments

  1. Kim

    Drivers need help getting tickets? Maybe instead of giving out tickets they could direct traffic. The last thing someone that has overspent on black friday needs is a ticket to cost them more money

    November 25th, 2011 10:18 am

  2. Brad

    Well the SRPD figures that all those folks out shopping on Black Friday have some money to spend so certainly they are a number one target for a little shake down of their spare change.

    November 25th, 2011 10:34 am

  3. JR

    Maybe we could take a novel approach when driving and act like mature, responsible adults exhibiting courtesy towards fellow drivers, stopping at red lights and obeying the traffic laws that are in place to protect everyone. Then SRPD wouldn’t have to baby sit us. Doing the right thing. What a crazy idea!

    November 25th, 2011 11:51 am

  4. name required

    As I see it, a person is not getting to their destination any faster by running red lights, and blocking intersections. Impatience is not worth the price of a ticket, a wreck, and potentially harming others. Being patient is a strong trait. Impatience makes one look like a big baby. That is my opinion. Thank you.

    November 25th, 2011 12:53 pm

  5. Earl

    SRPD ought to keep some officers on S.R. ave through the Xmas season, to keep the intersections clear. Drivers block intersections all month long, so you sit at green lights waiting for the intersection to clear.

    November 25th, 2011 10:37 pm

  6. CR

    Strongly agree with KIM. If the SRPD have time to focus on cellphone abusers, then they have time to get off their “u-no-whats” and direct traffic. Speed traps, selective enforcement and occasional speeding tickets – do little to SOLVE the problem.

    November 26th, 2011 7:41 am

  7. Kim

    After seeing all the violence around the nation on black friday, police need to focus on criminals, not people failing to make complete stops at stop signs

    November 26th, 2011 10:21 am

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