Motorists & Crosswalks 06 Sep 12

Roads and intersections are busier now that Minnesota kids are back in school, and local authorities are reminding drivers to be aware of pedestrians crossing the street. Motorists must stop for pedestrians even if there are no traffic signals, regardless of whether or not that person is in a marked crosswalk. It is illegal in Minnesota to drive around a vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian. It is also against the law to drive through a crosswalk while a crossing guard displays a stop signal and directs children across the street.