An Ask a Trooper feature found in a Minnesota newspaper nevertheless holds some valuable insights for persons in California. The officer provides some important tips focused on ensuring pedestrian and bicycle safety. First, drivers should realize that not all pedestrians are going to use only marked crosswalks. Every single corner should prompt extra precautions, especially if a pedestrian looks ready to cross. They should be given the right of way in those circumstances. For their part, persons on foot ought to obey all posted signage and traffic signals and only cross when appropriate to do so. Cyclists must basically act as if they were motor vehicles, riding with traffic, making turning intentions known, and following the directives of signage. Visibility should also be encouraged among pedestrians and cyclists alike.
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