Letting Pedestrians Cross The Street
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