Pedestrian Safety – 3 Foot Rule

Springfield has a new law on the books to help protect pedestrians. Before, walkers had to step out into traffic before drivers legally had to stop. But now, drivers are required to yield to walkers within three feet of an unsignalized crosswalk. Walkers, do your part! Put your phone down, pause conversations with friends and make eye contact with drivers to show you want to cross. For more pedestrian safety tips, visit