Yarmouth Police Conducting Crosswalk Patrols

Know the crosswalk law - $205 fine for violations

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.

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