Police Issue Safety Reminder Following Confusion Over Pedestrian Lights

Pedestrian lights have become part of the flow on Highway 40 in Roosevelt and Vernal but some drivers are still getting used to their presence. Roosevelt City Police Department shared a safety reminder on Wednesday stating that there has been confusion over the pedestrian lights at 200 East and 100 South in Roosevelt. “When activated by a pedestrian, the lights flash yellow, letting drivers know to let pedestrians cross,” shares Roosevelt PD. “The lights DO NOT ever turn red. It appears some... are trying to get through the yellow before it turns red.” Part of the confusion may stem from the fact that the pedestrian light near Union High School is a different style that DOES go to red. Regardless, it’s important to pay attention. At the pedestrian light at 200 East and 100 South, slow down and yield to pedestrians if the light is yellow. “Especially with school days creeping up on us,” shares Roosevelt PD. “There will be students using this crossing area. Pass the word along and help keep kids and adults safe.” 

Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.