As part of the ongoing community discussion about crosswalks that I posted about here, a Travis County Deputy who lives in the neighborhood chimed in to say that you only have to stop when a pedestrian is IN the crosswalk. That settles that. He also addressed a question about turning. He said that if you are turning right, you must follow the nearest curb, so you must turn into the RH lane of a two-lane street. However, turning left, you can choose whichever lane is “lawfully available.” I had heard about turning into the near lane, but I didn’t know it was an actual statute. At least in TX.