Monday, August 20, 2007

This Is How Crosswalks Are Supposed to Work, Virginia!

Nice signs in Colorado alert motorists that they are to stop for people in crosswalks. It’s a law the county board has wanted to change at the state level and that has the support of Buckingham’s State Senator Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31).

Watch (the very grainy video from Estes Park) and learn state senate:

See how nicely it works? All that’s required is that Virginia change the law to: Cars must STOP for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Stopping for pedestrians is not the norm because we haven’t changed the driving mindset that says, “I’ll go where I please, thank you.” Like the mindset change that came with seatbelt law changes, a requirement to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks will be a little tough on drivers at first, but then we will forget that it was not always this way.


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