Earlier this year, the Boulder City Council passed three new laws pertaining to crosswalk safety. From Sept. 17-28, as part of “September Crosswalk Safety Weeks,” the Boulder and CU-Boulder police departments will focus on enforcing these new laws at crosswalks on and around campus.
Here are the new rules:
Fines for breaking these ordinances range from $50 to $125. Drivers may also receive points against their license.
A recent city of Boulder report found that crosswalks at intersections are the most common location for collisions and identified 15 of the most accident-prone spots. Four of the intersections are along Broadway, adjacent to the CU campus.
For more information on these laws and the ongoing “Heads Up: Mind the Crosswalk” public education campaign, visit http://bitly.com/BoulderCrosswalkSafety.