The group that sets local transportation policy is counting cars in an effort to improve traffic safety.

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The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study is working with a consultant to study intersections throughout the BMTS planning area.

The study will look at vehicles making turns and pedestrians at intersections and number of vehicles on roadway segments.  Due to the study, residents may notice cameras and tubes at intersections and roadways.

The BMTS says the equipment is usually in place where traffic is being studied for about five days.

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Understanding that some people may be suspicious or concerned about increased activity and the installation of cameras at intersection, transportation planners say they wanted to make sure the traveling public was aware of what was being done.

The BMTS says the majority of the count will take place within the next month.

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