PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

With Perkasie being a walkable town we want to ensure that our pedestrians remain safe. As a reminder we would like to advise motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians and bicyclists. Title 75 Section 3542 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code gives specific rights to pedestrians in crosswalks;

§ 3542.  Right-of-way of pedestrians in crosswalks.

(a)  General rule.--When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.

We want everyone who enjoys our community to be safe!