Posted: Jul 5, 2012 12:26 PM
PHARR - The City of Pharr recently adopted an ordinance aimed at making roads safer for pedestrians and users non-motorized equipment.
The ordinance states that operators of cars and light trucks must allow three feet of distance between their vehicles and pedestrians, runners, disabled persons, users of non-motorized equipment, persons on horseback, bicyclists and motorcyclists, among others. Drivers of vehicles other than cars and light trucks must provide six feet of distance.
Pharr is the second Rio Grande Valley city to adopt the measure. The City of Edinburg was the first to pass such an ordinance.