The warm weather of spring typically invites more pedestrians out onto sidewalks and crosswalks as they make their way to school on foot. The Apex Police Department urges motorists to be mindful of school zone speed limits and crosswalks to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
Baucom Elementary School on Hunter Street is an example of one of several Apex schools located on a busy roadway. In response to concerns about pedestrian safety in front of Baucom, the Town of Apex recently implemented several changes to this section of Hunter Street. The crosswalk in front of Baucom was realigned, with new concrete ramps and high-visibility signs to maximize the accessibility, usefulness, and safety of the crosswalk.
Here's a refresher on the crosswalk law - a pedestrian attempting to cross the street while in a marked crosswalk always has the right of way. It is the driver's responsibility to stop.