York initiative to promote pedestrian safety

York

Keeping pedestrians safe is the goal of a new initiative in York. 

Local agencies will work together to educate drivers and pedestrians on crosswalk laws and crack down on violators.

“(We get) complaints constantly about pedestrian safety and about individuals that are, first off, just crossing the street with no regard for motor vehicles that are passing, but then also that pedestrians, as they’re in the crosswalk and while they have the right away, have almost been hit by cars,” police Officer  Derek Hartman said.

Pennsylvania law states that at non-controlled intersections, drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

The penalty is a $50 fine plus costs and two points on a driver’s license.

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