Now that the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan construction along Route 11 in Malone is close to completion, the purpose of which is to improve pedestrian safety, let’s review the applicable laws pertaining to pedestrians.

First, at any intersection where pedestrian crossing is controlled by pedestrian signal indications, it is in violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) section 1112 to begin to cross whenever the steady or flashing “DON’T WALK” or upraised hand is displayed. However, if these indications begin after a pedestrian has started to cross, it is permissible to finish crossing.

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