Local Police To Target Pedestrian Traffic Violations In June
Watch out for pedestrians, especially in June; cops are looking for pedestrian traffic violations.
The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) announced that law enforcement will be targeting pedestrian safety traffic violations through June 28. According to the GTSC's Twitter, police and law enforcement will be handing out tip cards, giving warnings, and even issuing tickets.
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.