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Street Squad - Red light runners

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University Park Police have red light runners on their radar.

SMU student Jim Lomeo says he's had two very close calls with red light runners at the intersection of the university and the southbound service road of Hwy. 75.  

"My sister says she's seen it, but she doesn't seem like she's as freaked out about it as me," he said.

University Park Police have seen it, too, and based on Lomeo's complaint, they have stepped up patrols in the area. 

"As soon as the light turns green, I always look both ways and I start off very slowly now, because I don't even want to chance it anymore," said Lomeo.

Running red lights there happens pretty much all day long, and sometimes, even groups race to beat the light.

Police enforcement includes an officer that's a spotter and an officer down the street waiting to pull over violators.

University Police have a simple message: "It's not smart, it's not safe and don't do it," said police spokeswoman Lita Snellgrove.

While police are cracking down on red light runners at the intersection Lomeo pointed out, another potential problem exists: speeders into the neighborhood. Therefore, there may be another Street Squad there in the future.

If you need help with your traffic problems, call James Rose at 214-468-7432.

The best way to get the Street Squad's attention is to take video or photos of a traffic problem and visit http://www.myfoxdfw.com/category/236556/contact-us.

 

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