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St. Petersburg police to watch this intersection for speeding today

The operation continues all day.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s been another deadly and dangerous year so far in St. Petersburg, especially for people just trying to walk or bike near some of the city’s busiest intersections.

The St. Petersburg Police Department is now out in force, cracking down on speeders and targeting some of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

“We definitely see more aggressive driving,” Sgt. Michael Schade said.

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Be safe on the road and be mindful: the St. Petersburg Police Department announced it'll be conducting a special traffic operation to keep an eye on speeders.

Officers will be out on the west side of the city during the day Tuesday, according to a news release. Most will be located in the Tyrone area, the department adds.

The operation began at 7 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

Since the start of the year, the intersection of 38th Avenue North and 66th Street has ranked No. 1 in St. Petersburg for the number of crashes. The department says there were seven crashes in January, 17 in February and 22 in March. 

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