Speeding vehicles worry Greenfield pedestrians

Franklin County

Pedestrian safety is a concern for some Greenfield residents. Kolby Leduk says he’s lived in Greenfield for more than 10 years and he always sees drivers speeding in the city, especially on Main Street.

Although the crosswalks are clearly marked, he told 22News, his friend has been hit by a car at least three times while trying to cross on his bicycle.

“People just want to fly by and they will even give you a dirty look if you’re trying to walk into the street,” Leduc explained. “I think it’s a selfish thing because people are so desensitized to everybody else because we feel when we are in a vehicle, we feel entitled to not stop for somebody.”

By law, drivers should yield to pedestrians in crosswalks as well as intersections and should be prepared to stop. Drivers should be especially alert for bicyclists and skateboarders.

Kolby says he just wants people drivers to slow down, especially when someone is trying to cross the street.

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