Crosswalk Users Have The Right Of Way; City Of Superior Announces Stepped Up Enforcement
It should be common sense; Drivers need to stop and give crosswalk users the right of way. To get compliance, the Superior Police Department is stepping up enforcement efforts.
The department has assigned officers to watch corners where there are a lot of pedestrians and issue citations to drivers who do no stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. In some cases, the department is using their own personnel to act as pedestrians.
Drivers are required to stop for pedestrians who are in the crosswalk. The fine for not stopping for someone an an uncontrolled intersection (one with no traffic signals) is $326.50 and four demerit points.
In addition, pedestrians are asked to utilize the provided crosswalks when they are out walking. Crossing in the middle of the street (commonly called "jay-walking" has it's own safety issues).