Comment 91543

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted August 29, 2013 at 14:50:03 in reply to Comment 91536

Yes, this sort of pro-active enforcement is a good idea.

But at least most motorists know they need to stop behind an unloading or loading school bus, and they know that they must yield to school crossing guards.

The problem is more acute for the rights of pedestrians to cross at uncontrolled intersections because mosts motorists don't even know they must yield to crossing pedestrians.

Having a pedestrian decoy campaign in addition to the school bus campaign would be great since schoolchildren must often cross uncontrolled intersections, and it would be a good idea for the police officers themselves to see how low the compliance rate is an uncontrolled intersections.

The fact that city has started painted zebra crossings at such intersections adds a new urgency to the need for education/enforcement.

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