New Law Ends Penalty for Crossing Street During Countdown

Changes to California state law are coming. AB390 passed into law now states that pedestrians may enter an intersection and cross during a countdown signal that is accompanied by a flashing hand signal or “Don’t Walk,” as long as they reach the other end of the intersection before the hand or “Don’t Walk” signal goes steady. We can’t penalize pedestrians for poorly timed crosswalk countdown signals.

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