From tye Yarmouth Police Department:
YARMOUTH POLICE CONDUCTING CROSSWALK PATROLS
We continue to conduct uniformed and non-uniformed directed and specialized patrols of the numerous Crosswalks in our town. Violations are a $205 fine.
PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT!
Know The Crosswalk Law
When driving near crosswalks, make sure you follow the rules of the road to avoid crashes.
- Stop at Crosswalks — Massachusetts law says that drivers must stop at a crosswalk if a pedestrian is walking on that half of the road or is within 10 feet of crossing that half of the road.
- Don’t Pass Other Cars — You may not pass other vehicles that are stopped at a crosswalk to allow pedestrians to walk.
- Obey Speed Limits — Makes sure you follow posted speed limits near crosswalks. The school zone speed limit in Massachusetts is 20 miles per hour.