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What does ‘yield to pedestrians’ even mean?

Jan. 30. What do you do when pedestrians are nearing a crosswalk? Yielding is the law, but stopping is great, too.

With so many new signals going up around town, such as the Westmoreland HAWK signal, the town’s Heads Up Cornelius program is going over how to interact with pedestrians and cyclists in different situations.

“Yield to Pedestrians” is pretty simple: if you see someone who might be getting ready to cross, slow down until you know what action they’re going to take.

If a pedestrian has stepped into the crosswalk, stop until they’ve finished crossing. It’s the neighborly thing to do.