Your editorial, "Take target off pedestrians" (Aug. 10), was well-timed. However, you didn't remind readers of the law:
If a pedestrian is crossing the street in a "marked" or "unmarked" crosswalk, you must yield the right of way to the pedestrian when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which your vehicle is traveling. Drivers must also yield when a pedestrian approaching from the opposite side of the roadway is close to the center of the roadway. In addition, any vehicle crossing a sidewalk must yield to all traffic on the sidewalk. (Utah Driver Handbook, Page 14)
There are also rules for pedestrians: When crossing or walking on a roadway at places that are not intersections or marked crosswalks, you must yield the right of way to vehicles. You must not suddenly leave a curb or other safe place and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is close enough to be a danger to you.
I recommend that everyone review the handbook. It contains the law as well as wonderful safety tips.