Here’s how to cross the street in downtown Farmington

After a serious pedestrian accident earlier this month, Farmington Public Safety Department has produced a video guide to crossing the street in the city’s central business district.

The six-minute piece, featuring Public Safety Director Frank Demers, explains the Michigan Municipal Traffic Code as it applies to crossing with traffic signals and at non-signalized crosswalks, like those at Grand River and Warner Street, and Farmington Road and State Street.

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Motorists are required to yield in those locations, but only after a pedestrian enters their lane. Walkers must wait for a break in traffic before stepping into the intersection.

What about times when traffic is heavy and breaks don’t often happen?

“Walk a few extra yards and cross at a signaled crosswalk,” Demers said. “I’m sure you’ll find that you’re never too far away from one.”

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