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Berlin police cracking down on traffic issues near high school

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Berlin police cracking down on traffic issues near high school (WFSB) Berlin police cracking down on traffic issues near high school (WFSB)
BERLIN, CT (WFSB) -

Berlin police have a warning for drivers who aren’t following the rules of the road near the high school.

Patterson Way is the street that leads to Berlin High School, and police say the area has become a traffic nightmare.

“Instead of taking their time, they have to zip around and I think that's the problem which is probably why police are giving out tickets. They're not being careful,” said Ralph Muli, who was picking up his grandchildren from school.

He said he used to live in the neighborhood for 30 years and thinks traffic has improved.

“I think right now it's better than what it was,” Muli said.

Over the last five days, police have given out eight tickets to drivers, and they were still out monitoring on Tuesday.

Many people said they see drivers speeding, but police have found people driving on the wrong side of the road and passing cars.

On its Facebook page, Berlin Police said “We know there are several issues with traffic at the high school. Driving at cars in the wrong lane is the most serious of violations and is what we are focusing on because of the inherent safety risk."

The street was a one-way at one point, but it was changed this school year. City workers were out on Tuesday painting yellow traffic lines to clear up any confusion.

Police said drivers should pay attention and slow down.

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