If you go to Bloomfield Avenue, especially by the Dunkin Donuts near Midland Avenue, you may see cars through the crosswalk while there are people walking across the avenue. You only need to be there for a few minutes to see it happen, according to Honey Correia, president of Schumacher Insurance Agency.
Correia was motivated to create the video and raise awareness, especially now that schools are open.
A. The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or State regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided, but 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 impossible for the driver to yield.
Whenever any vehicle is stopped 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.
Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
What’s your experience — have seen an improvement with the addition of crosswalk blinking lights? What are the worst crosswalks to attempt to cross in Montclair.