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State pedestrian law

  • September 9, 2012 - 9:45 PM

 

Whether it's a marked crosswalk or at an intersection without a marked crosswalk, vehicles are to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians shouldn't "suddenly leave a curb" and walk or run into the street too close to a vehicle, making it "impossible for the driver to yield."

TOP METRO-AREA STRETCHES FOR PEDESTRIAN-VEHICLE COLLISIONS (2007-11)

1. Lake Street in Minneapolis (Hennepin County Road 3): 137 crashes

2. Washington Avenue in Minneapolis (Hennepin County Road 152): 102 crashes

3. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis (Hennepin County Road 5): 81 crashes

4. University Avenue in St. Paul (Ramsey County Road 34): 67 crashes

5. Highway 5 in St. Paul: 66 crashes

TOP STRETCHES FOR DEADLY OR SERIOUS- INJURY, PEDESTRIAN-VEHICLE COLLISIONS (2007-11)

1. Hwy. 65 in Minneapolis and Columbia Heights: 13 fatal and serious-injury crashes

2. Washington Avenue in Minneapolis (Hennepin County Road 152): 13 fatal and serious-injury crashes

3. Hwy. 5 in St. Paul: 12 fatal and serious injury crashes

4. Lake Street in Minneapolis (Hennepin County Road 3): 12 fatal and serious-injury crashes

5. U.S. Hwy. 61 through St. Paul (Arcade St.): 10 fatal and serious-injury crashes

Source: MnDOT

2002

2012

50

52

37

44

38

33

25

41

36

40

23*

PEDESTRIAN DEATHS IN MN

* so far Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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