Moscow Police focusing on pedestrians and cyclists in new campaign | News
The Moscow Police department will be focusing efforts to make sure that cyclists, pedestrians and motorists are all complying with Idaho State law when it comes to roadways, crosswalks and traffic control devices. Police hope that this campaign will encourage positive interaction between the three groups when on the roads.
For cyclists, police will be looking to make sure that they are using hand signals to make their intended movement known. In addition to hand signals, police are reminding riders to stay close the right side of the lane to allow traffic to pass them safely. While cyclists have all the same right of ways as a pedestrian within crosswalks and on sidewalks, they must yield to pedestrians while on sidewalks.
Police are asking that pedestrians be aware of their surrounds and obey all control signals. While pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, Moscow Police would like to remind them that sudden entry onto a roadway or crosswalk is prohibited and dangerous.
Drivers are asked to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists and to avoid distractions while on the road. Th e police want everyone to remember to courteous, have patience and to share the road.