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Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians

March 17, 2012
By DAVE WERNER (dwerner151@verizon.net) , Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

One of the most frequent complaints from pedestrians crossing streets at intersections where there are pedestrian crossing signals is that they nearly got hit by a turning vehicle. There are several ways that this situation might happen, and several things we need to understand to reduce these occurrences. To help to understand this, please refer to the diagram of a large intersection. Let's say a pedestrian wants to cross from A to B.

 
 

 

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