April 20, 2009 (CHICAGO) --Drivers better start yielding to pedestrians in Chicago crosswalks, or they could find themselves with an expensive ticket. Chicago police are stepping up efforts to protect pedestrians. Officers are going to be out this week posing as pedestrians to make sure drivers are appropriately yielding at crosswalks.
Drivers who violate the law could get up to $500 in fines. Police say there were nearly 50 pedestrian fatalities last year.