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Drivers will have to yield to peds in crosswalk under new law

crosswalkThis just in from the common sense department: Drivers should yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

Believe it or not, Wichita — and apparently Kansas — did not have a law allowing police to ticket folks who buzz by people walking in crosswalks. The state changed its law, and now Wichita plans to codify that in the local books at the city council meeting Tuesday.

An average of four people a week are hit by vehicles, an Eagle analysis from 2006 found. More than a quarter of those people were hit in crosswalks.