Now that Culpeper’s Main Street has recently been resurfaced, including multiple crosswalks, pedestrians think they have the legal “right of way” to step in front of your car, putting their own lives in danger, causing drivers to slam on brakes and be rear-ended by the car behind—causing costly delay, any way you slice it.

If anyone thinks that, as I’ve heard, “anything that slows traffic” will be good for business in downtown Culpeper, I have news for you. It won’t happen. Do not believe it.

Here is a verbatim quote from 46.2-924 Virginia law: “No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic.”

All one needs to do is watch what’s happening on our Main Street, from one end to the other, to see the frustration of drivers as walkers ignore this law.

Brad Johnston

Culpeper

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