Eastpointe Has A New Ordinance That Bans Walking In The Street

The Eastpointe City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits walking in the street where sidewalks exist.

"You need to stay off the street if there's a sidewalk available to you," Ronald LaForest, Eastpointe City Councilman, tells Anu Prakash of WXYZ-TV.

Eastpointe city council unanimously passed the ordinance. If you're in violation, it could cost you up to $155. If you don't pay, you could get up to 30 days and a $500 fine.

LaForest says the city has gotten a lot of complaints from drivers. "For the most part, they're afraid they're going to hit someone. It's a safety issue," he says.
He says walking in the middle of the street is a problem involving teenagers and adults too.


Read more:  WXYZ-TV

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