Weekly Gator STEP data

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

The following data reflects citations, warnings, and tickets issued by the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) on West University Avenue from March 1-8, 2021. This data is part of GPD’s Gator STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program).

GPD continues to focus its efforts on West University Avenue from 34th Street to 13th Street.

Although speeding citations were down this week, we did see an increase in the number of red light violations related to turning right on red. GPD reminds the public that it is important to stop prior to the stop bar and crosswalk before proceeding forward. Making a right turn on red without coming to a complete stop poses pedestrian safety issues for those crossing the roadway.

There was also in increase in the warnings to citations ratio this past week due to a drop in speeding.

If any of our neighbors have ideas or questions they’d like to share with GPD concerning Gator STEP, please feel free to contact us at: gpdpio@cityofgainesville.org

  • Can they also remind drivers to not text and drive, bicyclists to not ride and text or read texts, pedestrians to observe the crosswalks and lighting…heck, just observe the traffic laws that are already in place.

    What a wonderful, wonderful world it could be.

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