Plymouth Police to Increase Crosswalk Law Enforcement
Now that it’s back to school season, the Plymouth Police Department will step up enforcement of the state’s crosswalk law in the coming weeks.
Police say once a pedestrian enters a crosswalk, they have the right of way. Drivers must stop and let them cross. The Plymouth Police Department will use volunteers and plain-clothes officers in crosswalks to make sure drivers obey the law. If they don’t, they’ll get a ticket. Officials say the crosswalk enforcement push is all about safety.
“We want to make sure that pedestrians and drivers know it’s a two-way street,” says Plymouth police fficer Anthony Elia. “If they see pedestrians, slow down. Use caution.”
Elia adds that walkers have responsibilities too. He asks that “although they do have the right-of-way when they’re in a marked crosswalk or intersection, they don’t just step out in front of a car. Allow that vehicle time to stop.”
Plymouth police say they’ve received a number of complaints about violations. They’ll target the issue until drivers do better.
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