New Pedestrian Law Takes effect October 1st!

A new law expands the rules for when drivers must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks that don’t have traffic lights or a crossing guard.

Starting Oct. 1, all drivers will be required to slow or stop if a pedestrian is within any portion of the crosswalk, steps to the curb at a crosswalk’s entrance and indicates intent to cross by raising a hand or arm to oncoming traffic. Extension of any body part, cane or walking stick into the crosswalk entrance also indicates intent to cross under Public Act 21-28