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.
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