TALKING ABOUT CROSSWALK SAFETY
Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department
This Tuesday, August 18, they are talking about ‘CROSSWALK SAFETY’.
School will be starting September 1 in McPherson, and today we are addressing CROSSWALK SAFETY.
CROSSWALKS are often used in conjunction with school zones and school crossing guards to keep children safe when crossing the street as they go to and from school.
These areas include marked crosswalks at intersections, unmarked crosswalk intersections, and marked crosswalks in the middle of a block – which are often posted with signs and flashing amber lights.
The STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE (STO) Sec. 64 (a) and (b) on CROSSWALKS states:
- When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield to a pedestrian entering or crossing the roadway within a crosswalk.
- No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle, which is so close to constitute an immediate hazard.
PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY and WATCH OUT FOR CHILDREN making their way to and from school.
REMEMBER to yield the right-of-way, not only to children in a crosswalk but to any pedestrian you encounter in the crosswalk as you drive the streets of McPherson.
(This week – TRAFFIC STOP TUESDAY is SPONSORED by CrossDove Creations)