Traffic Safety

The City of Apple Valley and the Police Department wish to remind motorists and pedestrians alike of Minnesota State Statute 169.021 - pedestrians:
  • Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians within the crosswalk, and remain stopped until pedestrians have passed through the motorists’ traffic lane. Pedestrians are not allowed to suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
  • Pedestrians crossing the roadway at any point other than a marked crosswalk, or an intersection without a crosswalk, must yield to motorists.

Pedestrian safety is everyone’s responsibility. Remember, stop for the feet.