Pedestrians walk through the intersection Monday at 14th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City, where Casey Feldman was hit by a car and later killed on July 17, 2009. Traffic signals have been added, and Casey's Law requiring drivers to stop, not just yield, as gone into effect.
- Rules of the road
Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available.
If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles. Failure to obey the law carries a $54 fine (court costs additional; C.39:4-32, 33)
Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.
Always walk facing traffic.
Obey traffic signals, especially “Walk/Don’t Walk.”
Remain alert. Don’t assume cars are going to stop.
Wear reflective clothing when walking at night.
Stay sober. Walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck.
Stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. Failure to stop carries a $200 (court costs additional) fine, a two-point license penalty, 15 days community service and insurance surcharges. (C.39:4-36)
Watch for pedestrians when turning right on red.
Obey speed limits.
Do not block or park in crosswalks.
Keep your windshield clean for maximum visibility.
Be alert for pedestrians at all times.
Source: New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:55 pm
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