PA Pedestrian Laws Dissected

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…
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How Bicyclists and Pedestrians Use Secondary and Arterial Roads to Traverse Highways (with video)

Riddle #1: What is Like a River But is Not a River? A highway is like a river. More specifically, a limited-access highway. Traffic flows on the highway, with on- and off-ramps controlling access. Limited access highways crisscross the Lehigh Valley (Routes 22, 33, 378, I-78, etc). In Pennsylvania (unlike other states such as California), bicyclists and pedestrians may not travel on designated highways controlled…
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Take a second and yield to pedestrians. You might like the result.

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….
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