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New Vehicle Barriers Put Up Around Miami Beach To Protect Pedestrians At Halloween Street Party

New Vehicle Barriers Put Up Around Miami Beach To Protect Pedestrians At Halloween Street Party


NICOLE KILLIAN, CBS4 NEWS. NORTHBOUND LANES ON U.S. 1 REMAIN SHUT DOWN AT SOUTHWEST 17th AVENUE DUE TO A EARLIER CRASH BETWEEN A MOTORCYCLE AND A CAR. THE MOTORCYCLIST WAS CRITICALLY HURT. NOW CHOPPER FOR IS LIVE OVER LINCOLN ROAD IN MIAMI BEACH. SOME 50,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. TONIGHT’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY. TONIGHT IN AN EXCLUSIVE WE GET A FIRST LOOK AT SPECIAL BARRIERS PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT EVERYBODY WHO ATTENDS. MIKE CUNEO IS IN MIAMI BEACH. WITHOUT A COSTUME. BUT WITH THE STORY. Reporter: DON’T WORRY YOU WILL SEE PLENTY OF COSTUMES COMING UP. LINCOLN ROAD, MIAMI FAVORITE FOR HALLOWEEN. MIAMI BEACH POLICE STEPPING UP SECURITY. YOU CAN SEE THESE GREEN BARRIERS SET UP BEHIND ME. THESE WERE CALLED THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND PUBLIC PLACES. THESE DID NOT DETER ANYONE FROM TRYING TO USE A VEHICLE AS A WEAPON. IT’S ALMOST LIKE FORT KNOX TO GET IN HERE. YOU WILL SEE PLENTY OF SECURITY. DOZENS OF OFFICERS AND FIRE RESCUE. AND THESE GREEN BARRIERS. 76 TO BE EXACT. WE WILL BE ABLE TO CLOSE THE ROADWAY. THAT WAY ANY VEHICLES INTENTIONALLY OR NOT INTENTIONALLY TO DRIVE INTO A CROWD WE HAVE A WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE PEDESTRIANS. Reporter: YOU CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO A CAR THAT TRIES TO PLOW THROUGH ONE OF THESE BARRIERS. THESE BARRIERS WAIT 800 POUNDS APIECE. THEY MOVED OUT INTO THE TRAFFIC WAY. AS THE VEHICLE HITS IT FROM THE OPPOSING SIDE IT WILL LIFT THE VEHICLE OFF THE GROUND. Reporter: LITTLE TRICK-OR- TREATERS MAY NOT NOTICE THE STEPPED UP SECURITY MEASURES. PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS ARE AWARE. THEY SEE ANY SMALL CONVENIENCE IS WORTH IT TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE. I FEEL SAFE AND SECURE HERE IN MIAMI. I CROSS THE STREET WITH THE KIDS BEING AFRAID OF ANYTHING. MIAMI BEACH IS ONE OF THE FIRST APARTMENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA TO

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