Minnesota's pedestrian law

  • Article by: STAN SCHMIDT
  • Updated: August 16, 2012 - 9:57 PM


<p>In 1996, Minnesota law was tightened to require motorists to stop and yield to pedestrians who are in a marked crosswalk or at an intersection lacking a marked crosswalk. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor. </p>

<p>Pedestrians are also required not to &#34;suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.&#34;</p>


<h3>PEDESTRIAN DEATHS IN MINNESOTA</h3>

25    in 2008
41    in 2009
36    in 2010
40    in 2011
15    so far in 2012

<p class="noteText">Source: Minnesota Department of Public Safety</p>

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