Orland Park Public Newsletter - Summer 2018

WWW.ORLANDPARK.ORG | SUMMER 2018 | 29 PEDESTRIAN AND BUS SAFETY Drivers may have noticed new pedestrian crossing signs around Orland Park signaling for drivers to stop when a pedestrian is present for safe crossing of a roadway. Please be sure to come to a complete stop at the crosswalks until the pedestrian has completed the crossing of the road. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY* Drivers and pedestrians both are responsible for traffic safety. Drivers should always be prepared to yield the right-of-way and should not drive unnecessarily close to pedestrians. When approaching a pedestrian with a disability who is utilizing a guide dog, a white cane, a wheelchair or other assistive device on a sidewalk or roadway, the pedestrian has the right-of-way and is granted the same rights as any pedestrian. A driver must come to a complete stop (and yield): • When a pedestrian is in a marked crosswalk. • On school days, when children are in close proximity to a school zone crosswalk. • A driver must yield to a pedestrian. • When a pedestrian is in an unmarked crosswalk on the driver’s side of the roadway and there are no traffic control signals. • When making a turn at any intersection. • When making a lawful turn on a red light after coming to a complete stop. • After coming to a complete stop at a stop sign or flashing red signal at an intersection. • When a pedestrian enters a crosswalk before the traffic light changed. • When a pedestrian is walking with a green light, to a walking person symbol or a walk signal. • When a pedestrian is leaving or entering a street or highway from an alley, building, private road or driveway. • When a pedestrian is entering an intersection with a flashing yellow arrow. *Information provided by www.cyberdriveillinois.com PEDESTRIAN CROSSING