The State of New Jersey passed a law strengthening the requirement for motorists to yield to pedestrians who enter either a marked crosswalk or an unmarked crosswalk (at an intersection). The new law requires the motorist to come to a safe stop and remain stopped while the pedestrian crosses. Pedestrians must not enter a crosswalk unless the vehicles approaching are at far enough distance to stop safely. The law (R.S. 39:4-36) was passed to curb the increasing number of serious pedestrian accidents resulting in fatalities.