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The time for action is right about now

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I was very happy to learn that Ms. Coffin, a victim of an accident on  Trinity Drive, is able to walk and get around again.  
We should look at options to prevent such accidents now, and not wait for grandiose plans that may never materialize, and cost many millions of dollars.
For example, we could adjust the current signals so that if a pedestrian pushes a button to cross the street, all lights would go red.
Additionally, the county should install the HAWK (High Intensity Activated Crosswalk) system that has resulted in a 29 percent reduction in total crashes and a 69 percent reduction in pedestrian crashes on Tucson highways.  
It is cheap, and can be implemented without significant delay.
Let’s start doing something instead of making excuses and talking!

Victor Gavron
Los Alamos