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Springfield Police Are Conducting A Crosswalk Yield Check This Week Near McGregor Elementary

Hans-Jorg Aleff

This week’s Crosswalk Yield Check in Springfield is at Fort and Madison near McGregor Elementary School.

The Springfield Police Department will have four officers at that location for about four hours watching for crosswalk violations.  Posted signage will let drivers know they’re approaching a Yield Check location. 

Drivers who don’t yield when someone is in the crosswalk will be pulled over and given a warning and educational materials.  According to the City of Springfield, after a three-month warning period, drivers may receive citations for blatant violations.

The goal of the Yield Checks is to make Springfield more pedestrian friendly.

Learn more here.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.