Why Is This Sign Not Obeyed?


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One response to “Why Is This Sign Not Obeyed?

  1. Good question!

    Part of the problem is that sign does not actually require traffic to stop for pedestrians.

    Here is the legal meaning of that sign:

    School Zone Cross Walk –
    Watch out for children crossing the street or playing. Be ready to stop. Obey signals from any crossing guard.

    But the real problem is that people are very rarely crossing there (I lived here about 6 years before I saw someone there)! And drivers become oblivious to the fact that there is a crosswalk there.
    It would be like seeing a “deer crossing” sign in NYC. You may see it every day, but you are still surprised when the deer actually appears!

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