"A 61-year-old San Jose woman was critically injured in Palo Alto just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when she lost her balance at a center divider island while crossing El Camino Real at Sheridan Avenue and fell backwards into traffic."
Crossing El Camino is a dangerous undertaking. Cars whiz by at breakneck speeds, without regard for pedestrians in crosswalks, or standing on medians.
The El Camino and College Avenue crosswalk is another dangerous spot. Why is it that we don't have at least occasional enforcement at non-light crosswalks on El Camino?
The law says that when a pedestrian steps into a crosswalk, traffic must wait for that pedestrian to cross before proceeding. Essentially, for all intents and purposes, drivers ignore this law on El Camino (and many other places).
I would like to see more than occasional patrol cars issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians entering a crosswalk on El Camino. They would have a field day.