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City police emphasize crosswalk safety

 

The Goldendale Police Department (GPD) has been receiving complaints about the motoring public not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks.

The GPD is reminding all citizens operating a vehicle that they are required by state law to stop and remain stopped at all crosswalks when a pedestrian or bicycle is upon the roadway in the crosswalk:

RCW.46.61.235 Stop for pedestrians in crosswalk

1) The operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway within an unmarked or marked crosswalk when the pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is...



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