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White Cane Day to raise awareness about traffic laws protecting visually impaired

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Saturday October 12th is White Cane Day in Sioux Falls to help remind drivers of the laws designed to protect visually impaired pedestrians.

The day will begin with the reading of the Mayor's White Cane Law Day Proclamation at 10:00a.m. at the Phillips Plaza, followed by a march to the Downtown Public Library.  A panel discussion on White Cane Day and White Cane Laws will take place at 11:00a.m. in Library Room A.

Each State has a White Cane Law to give visually impaired pedestrians the right-of-way not matter where they are on the road. Here are South Dakota's White Cane Laws:

SDCL 32-27-1

Motorists are required to yield right-of-way to pedestrians making a proper crossing.

SDCL 32-7-7

Motorists are required to stop for pedestrians who are crossing the street with the aid of white canes or guide dogs REGARDLESS of whether or not they are in a crosswalk.

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