Installation roads get a fresh coat for safety
March 29, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Approximately 30 crosswalks are being painted on post as part of a project to also repaint road lane dividers and turning arrows, said Timothy Mack, Melwood contract service planner estimator.
Fort Meade follows Maryland's traffic laws, which requires vehicles to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, said Kirk Fechter, Fort Meade safety manager.
Pedestrians are allowed to cross roads without using a crosswalk but must yield to vehicles. There is one exception: A crosswalk must be used if the road is controlled by a traffic signal on both ends of the road.
One example is MacArthur Road in front of the Fort Meade Commissary, where there are signals both on Mapes Road and at the entrance to the commissary.