Operating a vehicle through a pedestrian safety zone can be a very dangerous action. It also violates Connecticut’s motor vehicle laws. If you are caught in violation of this law, you face a motor vehicle infraction as well as penalties. You can learn more about this violation as well as penalties on this page.
What is Operating a Vehicle Through Pedestrian Safety Zone?
Failing to stop or passing through a designated pedestrian safety zone is against the law.
When approaching a crosswalk that requires you to stop for pedestrians, it is best to approach the crosswalk with caution. You should look to both sides and proceed slowly if there are no pedestrians entering the crosswalk. If there are pedestrians close to arriving at the crosswalk as you approach, you must give them the right of way. Even if you think that you should have the right of way, you should always yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians always have the right of way, because the danger in an accident is much greater for them. Pedestrians don’t have a vehicle to protect them for a collision with another vehicle. Always proceed with caution if you are approaching a crosswalk or pedestrian safety zone.
Penalties of Operating a Vehicle Through a Pedestrian Safety Zone
Operating a vehicle through a pedestrian safety zone puts pedestrians in danger of serious injury or death. It also puts the driver in danger of receiving a motor vehicle ticket and getting two DMV points assessed to his or her driver’s license. These are some of the penalties of getting this type of ticket. In addition, consider that you could face increased insurance premiums for unsafe driving. Car insurance companies have discretion to increase their rates when they see that one of their drivers faced a motor vehicle infraction. While this doesn’t always happen, it is something that could happen to you.
Is it too late if you’ve gotten an operating a vehicle through a pedestrian safety zone ticket? No! You can choose to fight the ticket in court. It is best to do this with the help of a lawyer. Lawyers know the ins and outs of the different courts as well as the court process. They can prepare the best defense for your situation. Before making a decision regarding your ticket, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer. We can walk you through the pros and cons of fighting the ticket in court. If you are unsure how to proceed with the ticket, call Mr. Speeding Ticket to speak with someone who can help you and answer your questions.