A police department traffic sign along Somerset Road by Corinth Square in Prairie Village is reminding motorists to stop at the crosswalk near 82nd Street for pedestrians.
Getting motorists to better adhere to rules requiring them to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk has been a focus for the Prairie Village police department and public works in recent years. Crews installed a pedestrian island with reflective signage at the Corinth Square in 2011, and the public works department is experimenting with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at a crosswalk near Weltner Park on Cambridge Drive.
Still, as I can tell you from personal experience having waited a solid two minutes with my daughters for a car to stop and let us into the crosswalk along 71st Street outside the Blue Moose the other day, many area motorists simply blow through crosswalks without so much as slowing down.
Where are NEJC motorists most likely to ignore crosswalks? Are there any traffic calming measures you think could be especially effective in keeping pedestrians safe as they cross the street?
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