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Tell you whether we get impeachment we got Super Bowl we got lots going on here including this story I want to start with this this morning I don't know why this is but I guess I have a including as to what the case is as we've talked about in the past and that is the number of pedestrian accidents growing and it's a huge problem handling county you talk about a lot of things at him on county but the fact that so many people get hit by cars cars hitting people you may recall about a year and a half ago fifteen year old girl like Gaby Rodriguez is your name and she was crossing here's an Avenue and she got him killed still here it is a year and a half later can't find not only the driver but still can't locate the vehicle and it's about a cold cases you can get in this is been true in a number of pedestrian car accidents and so Cincinnati police has been tasked with coming up with a plan in order to try and make these numbers go down Joe deters has that in front of him the recommendation from C. PDAs so let me bring any cute hearing centers dot com hot line with an approved Bruce Hough power over it D. three good morning lieutenant how are you flooding I'm good I'm good at it you know this is kind of a maddening thing and we live in a crowded metropolitan area obviously you guys are recommending to the prosecutor's office and Joe deters that a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide is appropriate for a case like this how did you come to that the the the I once a solution to this thing but is increasing the penalty for the seriousness of a hit and run involving a pedestrian enough to cause people to stop and talk to the police and and all right to what happened there will be a dozen accidents are terrible I mean most of the time not all the time this is gonna be the loser and when these motor vehicle involved in the accident they have a duty to stop in many times it's not their fault other cards fall into the needs to stop there and then we show up and and and and the investigation from there what happens people get afraid they get when they leave the scene but they were just stay at the scene they would probably find out that he could involve a ticket for a penalty not step in it helps the upper Arlington Virginia completed but when you leave the scene you tend not to complicate this and it makes it go on forever never we want this penalty so severe only to realize state the scene provide the information in the war not be as bad as they thought of the I know there's some cases lieutenant to where your drive and I I think it may happen call ready for years ago but but it does happen it's dark it's night time people are crossing streets Jay walking may be in in you know you just don't see that person there's been times and I've had all of that you know a good least a handful of near misses I think in my life drive around that we all have or somebody's out at night wearing dark clothing and they're walking against traffic and you know by the grace of god I had a close call there right before the holidays and somebody over written for to kings island you know there's slight something looking a lights and you look over there somebody walking in dark clothes along the side of the road where there's no no shoulder and you know the corner my son thank god I did because week I I could I'm involved in a fatal or it just makes it here in America my neck stand up but you know you to stop in okay talk to police are there times where someone may hit something in Ghana and might have been an animal squirrels and not know that they actually had a person then later here about on the news and go holy crap I think I'm I had a person what what happens then well yeah that can't happen but even if you're driving down the road when he struck something you weren't sure what was the topic was an animal or a doctor to refer to stop and you still need to investigate that the onus is on the driver the motor vehicle to stop and make sure that it was not a person for her work in animal into the animal injured that you need to call the SPCA you need to no worries it's a it's good good lord almighty Steve Bruce it's a it's not the corona viruses it I don't know I haven't been to China okay well yeah currently it's can I don't know what you could damage your car until you really do need to stop in and make sure that everything came not someone that was here okay that's good now to most people and I didn't know that I was like well maybe was road debris or something like that but right yeah a in in god forbid that happens any of us to it but people flee high I typically the the I guess the close case numbers on this one the percentage how many these things go on software to a car hitting a pedestrian a large portion I don't have the exact percent but a large portion to go on talk because there's no physical evidence their car leaves there's no witnesses and most of the times it's a fatality you know no one can tell and so a large portion of the bill and salt remember a lot of the times the accident is called by actions of pedestrians and so we need to make sure that the pedestrian and a motorist are good neighbors in assuring the roadway and understand that if something does happen we just really need to stop and port you witness it if you see something tell police yeah that's going to help us solve the case I in and that makes sense lieutenant Bruce off power from CPT district three of the show this morning and CPT is rolling out a realistic encouraging prosecutor Joe deters come a new policy because we just had so many darn pedestrian car accidents and most them as lieutenant says have been hit skip some people aren't hang around for these things they want to make it a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide what is it Kerry by the way what's the penalty for that you're definitely the facility so you definitely do up to your in jail and because the message really stood out there that but sure the road equally you must be a good neighbor and and hopefully that penalty will scare some folks and realize that a lot of times it's not the fault of the driver did you stay on making a whole lot easier I'm looking at some numbers from the from the of the pedestrian safety coalition of people that studies numbers in in handling county it's like eight of eleven pedestrian fatalities last year were because the fault of the actual the pedestrian and in the city itself and Centenario are it's about seventy percent so they're about the same as a county or the city and I love that go off the bulk of these are the fault of a a pedestrian because they're young there may be walking in traffic or they're wearing dark clothes at night I've seen that number of times two it's the craziest I don't know why you would do that but people do it it the same time of the both of these are the overall majority then lieutenant are the fault of the Jay Walker why would we go after the driver I get the feeling I get the leaving the scene that aggravated but seems like we should be going after the desperate Martian one well you know there's three things that we like to really push up her body at the education the engineering in the roadway and unfortunate for some pieces because not only to the motor vehicles but to the pedestrians and so yeah there should be some consequences to the pedestrians actions that call these questions but back to my original point when you're involved in an accident and it is a pedestrian a car two cars you have you have to stop because the law required you to stop and provide information so that the police can do their job and if you don't do that I was going to be a big problem with it by a car and it's a pedestrian fault and course the the pedestrian to be cited for causing crash what you believe what you believe and it's not the fault of the driver you just made a huge problem for yourself you complicated the court system and you're gonna find yourself possibly jail yeah I I got you that makes a lot of sensitive Hey one of things I thought of two in the climate in which we now live lieutenant Bruce off bar that is this it if you said okay well seventy percent of pedestrians are causing these accidents and clearly it has to do with what maybe not looking before you cross the street not going to cross we unfortunately have someone hit the other night that was walking across couple times over the winter hit in a crosswalk which is horrible in but but you have a lot of people Jay walking you know I drive downtown or I'm not over to your side of town all that much but yeah I do you people across the middle of street not look both ways and take the car has to stop for them not paying attention whatsoever if you started cracking down on Jay walkers when we have a problem in the county then or the city it specifically with the issue of profiling and that now you're picking on people and try to get them to take it and I you're sweating people and get you know your because across the middle the street and it has nothing to do with that it has to do is stop the pedestrian fatalities but I could see someone make a case and say well you guys are just profiling how would you answer that yeah you can see that the people could think that you're taking on the pedestrians and and it really isn't that big of a deal you know cross the street against the light like give me a ticket but then when I got to go back to this point that the pedestrians have a right to be on the road with just the cars however pedestrians cannot leave a point of safety and just walk in the roadway crosswalks are available you're supposed to use them if not available then you have to yield to the car that legally upon the roadway what happened did you see it downtown Cincinnati a lot people just start out in the road thinking the car's gonna stop and they can't and they are unable to and that's what caused the accident so yeah you can say that folks might think you're picking on start writing some tickets for Jay walking you know you have better things to do to get bigger crimes to go to but when these things happen and if it happens to a friend or a loved one right is police were are you why weren't you outside the needs that so you know you got to be kind of delicate how you handle it I think education and enforcement engineering all go hand in hand and up to something really difficult to do that public you pay attention and if you get out in the roadway and hit by a car you're you're probably going to lose it and there's no question and I think this is not a situation where like the front plate thing with you know what happened with tensing it's like well and that led to a tally I was going to say is that while I was pulling people over from played file is if something like that happen here and be all white why we are asking people who across the middle street Jay walking seems like a ticky tack ticket well if you look at the number of Dassin number pedestrian tests it's not acceptable right now growing and further more it's the fact that seventy percent of these things seven out of ten are the fall the pedestrian so it goes back to making sure but there are some areas and it has everything to I think many years special you are to district three you've got some long stretches road out there where there no crosswalks were worries but yet you know what I mean it's not there that you've got roads a special the west side where it's not really a block it's it's a long story got across somewhere what do you do there some of the roads were designed back in the nineteen twenties and they were never set up to handle the volume of pedestrian and vehicle that's a challenge in and of itself but when you come to these places where there is no crosswalk also the big crosswalks are available you have to use them however if they're not still cross roadway but you have to first yield to the vehicle that is legally upon the roadway so you can walk across the street there's no crosswalk but you have to yield to the carton that is legally there and when you step out from that point safety the car starts you you just make yourself the at fault unit in that crash right and give because your own injury and now that the problem that they've been focusing more colorful to for instance but if the car was legally upon the roadway you have to yield to that car right now and that makes sense to me lieutenant Steve yeah Bruce I work in a steel was talking to Steve Saunders better.

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