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Sunday is National White Cane Day

National White Cane day is Sunday, Oct. 15. And with it, Minnesotans are reminded of the state's laws regarding blind pedestrians. Blind pedestrians have the right-of-way at intersections, alley entrances and street crossings. Any person operatin...

National White Cane day is Sunday, Oct. 15. And with it, Minnesotans are reminded of the state's laws regarding blind pedestrians.

Blind pedestrians have the right-of-way at intersections, alley entrances and street crossings. Any person operating a vehicle must stop and give the right-of-way to a blind pedestrian who is carrying a cane predominantly white or metallic in color, with or without a red tip; or using a guide dog when a blind person enters an intersection.

It is unlawful to carry a white-painted cane unless you are legally blind.

For more information, contact Lori Thesing, Vision Impairment Services Team at the St. Cloud VA, at 320-255-6480, ext. 7235.

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