STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford police are reminding city residents of the different types of crosswalks and the proper rules to keep pedestrians safe at intersections.
Here is a list of different types of crosswalks in Stamford and the proper ways to use them:
1. A crosswalk with an electronic pedestrian signaling device and overhead vehicle traffic control. Pedestrians are legally required to push the button to cross the road. Once the overhead signal device has stopped allowing vehicles to turn with an arrow, the pedestrians will get the walk signal. Vehicles turning at this point must grant the right of way to pedestrians. Pedestrians must not cross against the traffic signal light. Example: Tresser and Washington boulevards.
2. A traffic signal that stops all traffic, such as Washington Boulevard at Bell Street.
3. A crosswalk that has no electronic traffic signal of any kind, but does have a painted crosswalk on the roadway with a yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk sign displayed. Pedestrians are to use good judgement by looking both ways before they cross the street. Never assume drivers can see you or will stop for you. Example: Atlantic and Bell streets.
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