PennDOT, Safety Partners Reinforce Pedestrian Safety at Penn State DuBois
PennDOT joined representatives from the Penn State DuBois Student Government Association (SGA) and the DuBois City Police Department to remind motorists and pedestrians that they each have responsibilities in maintaining safety in and around crosswalks.
The officials discussed laws regarding safety for pedestrians and motorists in pedestrian-heavy areas. Media and those in attendance were reminded that motorists must yield to pedestrians within painted crosswalks as pedestrians have the right of way. Pedestrians were also reminded of their responsibility to ensure that the roadway is safe to cross before proceeding into the crosswalk.
In the spring, a pedestrian channelizing device was placed in front of campus along Route 255 to alert motorists that, by Pennsylvania law, they must yield to pedestrians in that crosswalk.
For more information and safety tips, visit the Bicycle/Pedestrian link under the “Traffic Safety Information Center” on PennDOT’s highway safety website at www.DriveSafePA.org
Alex Angstadt, former SGA President, was instrumental in raising awareness of the crosswalk on 255, that students frequently cross to go to and from a campus parking lot. For the full story on Angstadt's efforts, click visit http://www.ds.psu.edu/Information/News/31641.htm#NEWS31641