Drivers, you're being warned: Ann Arbor is spreading word on pedestrian right-of-way crackdown
Courtesy of Aaron Kiley
Since passage of the ordinance, Ann Arbor drivers have been slow to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks as mandated.
Now Ann Arbor Police will begin targeted enforcement of the ordinance next month. They will hand out warnings in September, and tickets in October to drivers who do not stop for pedestrians waiting to cross the street.
The yard sign campaign is intended to ramp up awareness and prevent drivers from receiving tickets, which can carry a $100 fine and put two points on a driver’s license.
The city is also currently working on crosswalk definition guidelines. If you’re wondering what the exact definition of a crosswalk is (it’s not simple), this website can help.
Also, check here for an AnnArbor.com report on the best and worst crossings in Ann Arbor. The video below is from that report, and was shot in 2009.