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Posted on: October 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] New Safety Improvements to Town Trail System

Our Town Highway Department is currently installing
crosswalks and pedestrian signage along the Town's trail system, to improvesafety.  

Both drivers and pedestrians
should be aware of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws as they relate tocrosswalks.  

Below is the NYS Law that
explains what drivers and pedestrians should do when approaching one of thesetrail crosswalks.  

We encourage everyone
to use caution in these crossings, as we want every resident to safely enjoyour trail system in Webster. 


§ 1151. Pedestrians' right of way in crosswalks. 

(a) When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in
operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down orstopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a
crosswalk on the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, except that anypedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass
has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles.
(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impractical for the driver to yield.
(c) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.  


Let's all enjoy safe travels Webster!


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