Letting Pedestrians Cross The Street

Oregonians don't treat pedestrians as traffic obstacles.

A visitor from the Twin Cities marvels at Oregon drivers' habit of stopping to let pedestrians cross the street. It's courtesy, with teeth: a new state law slaps a driver with a $237 fine for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk as well as a Class B violation -- equivalent to a ticket for driving 30 mph over the speed limit. Is this a new transportation trend that could spread?

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

Full Story: Oregon offers lesson on pedestrian courtesy


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