Local Police To Target Pedestrian Traffic Violations In June
Watch out for pedestrians, especially in June; cops are looking for pedestrian traffic violations.
This plan follows Governor Andrew Cuomo's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The goal of the plan is to increase pedestrian safety. Cuomo recently announced $62 million will be going to improving pedestrian safety in New York.
Here are some basic pedestrian traffic laws, according to the plan's site:
- A pedestrian has the right of way when the pedestrian signal shows a steady “Walk” sign or person symbol.
- A pedestrian should not cross the road if a “Don’t Walk” sign or upraised hand symbol is steady.
- If there is a crosswalk at a location where there are no traffic control signals for drivers or pedestrians, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians.