Up here in northern Michigan, our local community shopping districts are bustling with tourists.  Multiple designated pedestrian cross-walks and roadway yield-signs are displayed throughout our local harbor villages and cities.  Like it or not, pedestrians have the right-of-way and every motorist must stop and yield, even if or when the pedestrian is standing at the apron of the roadway intending to cross.   This is even more true when vision obstructions exist; the consequence of “chancing it” can prove detrimental.  Patience and prudence is the standard for the safety of all concerned.

Authored by L. Page Graves