The Morristown Police Department has received complaints concerning motorists not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park. The MPD is asking that all drivers be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.
Under Tennessee law, motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks and intersections. The MPD also urges pedestrians to look before starting across a highway, and exercise reasonable care for their own safety by watching for approaching motor vehicle traffic.
Beginning on April 24, 2014, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks. The municipal fine for drivers’ disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.