Introduction Though many people realize that crosswalks exist, there seems to be much confusion among the public as to what to do when encountering a crosswalk when walking or driving. The laws that dictate crosswalk existence and use are found in Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Title 75. This article gathers vehicle code sections pertaining to pedestrian rights and responsibilities. Along with vehicle code excerpts, my personal…
Every time we cross the street should not have to be a protest. Yet, in many areas of the Lehigh Valley, we are afraid to step off the sidewalk, even with crosswalks, because traffic does not slow down and yield. If it takes this much courage to walk in our towns, many people would rather protect themselves with the armor and comfort of a car…
Take a second and yield to pedestrians. You might like the result. By John Schubert Eight pedestrians have died needlessly from traffic collisions in the Lehigh Valley this year. So we’re announcing CAT’s pedestrian safety campaign to make next year — and all years after that — better. Eight is too many. I’ve listed them separately in a sidebar at the end of this article….