The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit would like to remind all drivers to be mindful of crosswalks, marked and unmarked.
Tips for motorists:
1. Completely stop your vehicle before the crosswalk, do not stop in the crosswalk.
2. Yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, once entered, they have the right of way.
3. Be alert and slowing when approaching non-controlled crosswalks and ready to stop should a pedestrian enter the crosswalk.
4. Come to a complete stop at all stop signs and look both ways before proceeding.
Tips for students using crosswalks on the way to/from school:
1. Walk on the sidewalk. If you're walking on a street with no sidewalk, walk facing the traffic.
2. Before you cross the street, stop and look left, right and left again to check if cars are coming
3. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing and always cross streets at crosswalks or intersections
Stay alert and avoid distracted walking.
Learn more about the Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit, request enforcement in a particular area or submit a traffic violation complaint via our online form now: www.AnkenyIowa.gov/PoliceTrafficUnit