The Lyndhurst Police Department Continues to Make Traffic Safety a Priority
Released: 7/24/2012
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More enforcement attention is being directed toward driving left of center/double-yellow line, driving through safety zones and pedestrian violations.
 
The lane and safety zone violations typically occur when a motorist approaches an intersection to make a left hand turn and travels through the safety zone or over the center line into the turn lane for the opposite direction. Impatient drivers commit these violations to avoid waiting in the through lane to properly enter the turn lane. Crossing into a lane meant for vehicles traveling in the opposite direction presents obvious dangers. Safety zones, those areas of the roadway striped with conspicuous diagonal yellow lines and/or bounded by double-yellow lines, are an important part of the lane usage design in each area and are "no man's land" for vehicles.
 
Lyndhurst has experienced several serious motor vehicles crashes recently resulting from pedestrian violations. These crashes have all involved a pedestrian who left the curb and walked or ran into the path of a vehicle. Though drivers must exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, pedestrians crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
 
Rick Porrello, Chief of Police


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