Students Learn Safety

Educators Teach Kids How To Be 'Defensive Walkers'

Posted: November 17, 2012 at 2:41 a.m.

Heather Coon, right, Ruth Hale Barker Middle School physical education teacher, directs sixth-graders Friday across Southeast 18th Street in Bentonville. The students were taking a walk around the school and learning crosswalk safety from teachers.

Hundreds of children walk to and from school each day as cars whiz by on city streets.

At A Glance

Arkansas Crosswalk Law

“Where traffic-control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.”

Source: Arkansas Code 27-51-1202, Pedestrians’ Right Of Way In Crosswalks

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