Charlotte-Mecklenburg police began a new enforcement initiative at some of the most dangerous intersections in uptown Charlotte.
The new patrols are in response to a man who was hit and killed at the intersection of Stonewall and College streets walking to work. Another person was hit and injured in the same location the next day.
The intersection is considered one of the six most dangerous intersections in Charlotte.
Police began cracking down on pedestrians and drivers, writing tickets to people who make improper turns or cross the street outside the crosswalks.
Channel 9 was with police as they pulled drivers over for violations, such as running red lights and not yielding to pedestrians.
The intersections have been identified as the most dangerous because recent data shows six or more people have been hit in the last 10 years.
Channel 9 spoke to people who said they have seen some close calls while walking to work and urge drivers to pay better attention.
“They just ignore it. I don’t know what’s on their mind. I just know they are in a hurry. They are going to make a right turn and then they just see that person and smash the brakes,” said pedestrian Vladimil Roca.
Police will be at the dangerous intersections during the busiest times of the day: morning, lunch time and the evening rush, through Aug. 17.