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What pedestrians should know about safety zones

Posted on February 1, 2015 11:11 am under Pedestrian Accident

Safety zones are defined by the Wisconsin Pedestrian Laws as any area within a roadway separated by a mark, warning signs, raised buttons, or any visible markers. These zones are reserved for pedestrians and are also utilized by those embarking or disembarking from public vehicles, such as buses.

The state law strictly prohibits drivers from driving through or over safety zones. Drivers are also required by the law to limit their speed to 15 miles per hour when passing a safety zone containing pedestrians or a boarding public vehicle. Any damage, injury, or death resulting from the driver’s infraction of the state traffic policies would make him or her accountable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Reckless driving has been among the top causes of pedestrian injuries and deaths across Wisconsin. If your injuries have resulted from a reckless driver, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn about the wide range of legal options available to you. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to get legal help today.