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Our View: Mind the rules on pedestrians


July 16, 2021

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Scouts in Esko made a plea for safer crosswalks earlier this year.

A loyal reader stopped into the Pine Knot News office to chat the other day, and pointed out how few motorists understand the concept that a pedestrian has the right of way.

We would like to remind all drivers that it's state law to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. But it's not just the law that we are promoting, it's common decency. When you see someone at a crosswalk, it's smart to slow down. If they step off the curb, you should stop.

Pedestrians have to participate, too. It's frustrating to slow down or stop at a crosswalk, when the kids are simply standing there chatting with each...

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