Pedestrians, drivers not yielding on Ocean Blvd. - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Pedestrians, drivers not yielding on Ocean Blvd.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Recently, people have reported a dangerous traffic problem in Myrtle Beach - one involving pedestrian crosswalks.
People in Myrtle Beach have been complaining about the crosswalks on Ocean Boulevard; it’s not because the crosswalks there, it’s that drivers are speeding past them without yielding to people trying to cross.

So WMBF News crews took a Go-Pro camera to some areas where many people walk to catch drivers in action. The law says drivers are required to stop at crosswalks when a pedestrian is trying to get to the other side of the street. Cameras didn't catch much wrongdoing by drivers. One driver who was seemingly tired of the long line of pedestrians crossing accelerated quickly and sped past the next few, but cameras didn't catch it.

“Really, I've really seen most people generally are stopping for and are courteous to the pedestrians that are walking in between the streets," according to Bryan Silverman who works downtown.

What cameras caught a lot of, though, was pedestrians crossing illegally.

"I like to jaywalk man, I ain't got time to be getting to the corner,” explained Deyone Hibbler. “So I might just, you know [if there’s no] police, slide through the middle. But the traffic pretty good and the drivers here okay. Store's right there I can go all the way to the corner, or cut across right here. I'm a cut across. Eight time out of 10."

Myrtle Beach law requires pedestrians to yield to drivers if they are crossing the road outside a crosswalk. But many people charging across without a glance.
Police say they typically stop and warn a pedestrian in the road or a driver for failing to yield, butt at the officer’s discretion, that person could also be arrested.

There’s also a $133 dollar fine for both charges.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Olanta

    Florence County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Olanta

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:55:50 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Jones Road in Olanta Saturday night, according to Major Michael Nunn with FCSO. The investigation is ongoing, but Nunn says it may be accidental.  

    More >>

    The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Jones Road in Olanta Saturday night, according to Major Michael Nunn with FCSO. The investigation is ongoing, but Nunn says it may be accidental.  

    More >>
  • Surfside Beach council votes to keep town administrator after special meeting

    Surfside Beach council votes to keep town administrator after special meeting

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:28:33 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

     The Surfside Beach town administrator will keep their job, after a special town council meeting, held this morning. Four of the seven council members organized the meeting on Friday to discuss if Town Administrator Micki Fellner should be dismissed from her job for what some say is violating duties. 

    More >>

     The Surfside Beach town administrator will keep their job, after a special town council meeting, held this morning. Four of the seven council members organized the meeting on Friday to discuss if Town Administrator Micki Fellner should be dismissed from her job for what some say is violating duties. 

    More >>
  • Dillon County Sheriff's Office on scene of fatal shooting

    Dillon County Sheriff's Office on scene of fatal shooting

    Saturday, August 19 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-19 23:01:12 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a fatal shooting on Germantown Place, according to Captain Cliff Arnette. Details are limited at this point in the investigation, but Arnette confirms one fatality. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing. 

    More >>

    The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a fatal shooting on Germantown Place, according to Captain Cliff Arnette. Details are limited at this point in the investigation, but Arnette confirms one fatality. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon, and the investigation is ongoing. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly