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Mar 31

Shortcuts through parking lots

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 9:17 AM by Katie Stamy

Who doesn’t like taking shortcuts to save time during their commute? We certainly do. However, cutting across or through a private parking lot to avoid having to wait at a signal light is not only illegal but also very dangerous. 

The law states that a vehicle may not cross a sidewalk or drive through a driveway, parking lot, or business or residential entrance without stopping the vehicle. A vehicle also may not cross or drive in or on a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, or business or residential entrance at an intersection to turn right or left from one highway to another highway.

Webster Police Department has received numerous complaints of vehicles taking shortcuts from the tenants in the Marina Gate Shopping Center which is located on the northeast corner of Egret Bay Boulevard and East NASA Parkway.

Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Webster Police Officers stopped approximately 18 vehicles for this violation and issued warnings. 

The department hopes to gain voluntary compliance with the law through education but will start writing citations if necessary.