Pedestrian Safety Worries Some

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Friday, September 15 2006 Sep 15, 2006 Friday, September 15, 2006 8:55:01 PM CDT September 15, 2006 in News

Although MU police said there aren't any more collisions at that intersection than at similar campus locations with pedestrian traffic signals, some pedestrians are still concerned.

"I've seen people get hit before and I kind of worry about it myself because, usually, when it's green you just go," said Andrew Shea. "But, sometimes cars run through the light. You never know. You don't know what's going to happen."

When there are no traffic control signals, MU vehicle regulations state that drivers should "yield the right of way," slowing down or stopping, "to yield to a pedestrian" using the crosswalk when the pedestrian is on the same side of the road or getting "so close as to be in danger."

The regulations also state that drivers should exercise the highest degree of care to avoid hitting "any pedestrian on any road."

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