Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Crosswalk Installed at Baker and Grand

From the City of Dexter:

“As part of the Grandview Commons condominium project, a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) has been installed at the intersection of Baker and Grand. The RRFB can be activated by a pedestrian to increase driver awareness of people who want to cross Baker at the existing crosswalk at Grand Street. Baker is 3 lanes wide at this location and caution should be used whenever using this new device or crossing at this location.

“According to State Law, drivers must yield to pedestrians within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is in or near the same half of the street as the driver. Drivers can choose to stop at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian waiting to cross the street to cross, but it is not required regardless of the presence of the beacon.

“If you are a pedestrian, please check for traffic before using any crosswalk. Walk defensively and make eye contact with drivers to ensure that they see you. Never assume that you are seen or that a motorist will yield. Don’t leave the curb or go into the path of a vehicle which is so close that the driver can’t yield.”

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