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Pedestrians Not Allowed Within Three Feet of Cars in Dayton

The new law is billed as a pedestrian safety measure, which is just one of the problems with the law according to critics.
May 28, 2018, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Dayton City Commission this week approved an ordinance that officials say seeks to reduce pedestrian strikes but that critics paint as a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize panhandling," reports Cornelius Frolik.

There are also critics who are concerned that the lawn criminalizes walking, in addition to criminalizing homelessness.

"The ordinance prohibits pedestrians from getting within three feet of vehicles that are in operation along 51 of Dayton’s busiest and most dangerous roadways," adds Frolik.

The article includes more about the city's efforts to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by drivers of cars in the city (685 in the past year). More conventional previous efforts include red light and speed cameras. Frolik also includes local voices of opposition to the plan.

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Dayton Daily News
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