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Must vehicles stop at all crosswalks on UNCW and CFCC campuses?

Well, it is not “required” to stop at white-lined crosswalks on both UNCW and CFCC campuses, unless someone, namely a pedestrian is attempting to cross.

According to the campus police/safety departments for both colleges, not observing a pedestrian attempting to cross a white-lined crosswalk and stopping to to let them pass will garner you a Crosswalk Violation Citation and a fine of $25.00.

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5 Responses to “ Must vehicles stop at all crosswalks on UNCW and CFCC campuses?”

  1. On August 19, 2009 at 5:52 am justin wrote:

    Pedestrians and bicyclists ALWAYS have the right-of-way in crosswalks that are not controlled by traffic lights. Why such a wishy-washy answer?

  2. On August 19, 2009 at 10:09 am Burke Speaker wrote:

    We don’t believe this is a “wishy-washy” answer. The driver is not legally mandated to stop unless there is a pedestrian looking to cross. And while pedestrians and bicyclists do have the right of way, it’s best to know that drivers won’t always be stopping if they don’t see you.

  3. On August 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm Anonymous wrote:

    I actually asked this question because I work at CFCC, and I am nearly run over in the crosswalk almost every day. I especially worry about our special needs students, whom I have observed crossing without looking or using proper caution. Cars come speeding down front street without looking to see if pedestrians are waiting. I guess a police officer has to observe these types of incidents in order to issue tickets?

  4. On February 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm UNCW wrote:

    Bicycles do not have the right of way on a crosswalk unless the rider dismounts. In fact, bicyclists at not allowed to use pedestrian traffic routes if they are riding the bike. The rider is a vehicle and must use the roads and bike lanes. Do UNCW students follow this rule? No. Do they zoom illegally across crosswalks in front of vehicles? Yes.

  5. On June 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm andy wrote:

    Wish I knew this when I went to UNCW. When I tried to cross Randall Parkway across from Bear Hall it was more of a life and death proposition than smoking. The only way I ever got across was to wait for a cute girl to come along and cross with her- otherwise I was on my own and out of luck. Thanks. Andy



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