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Tips for Pedestrians
- Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If no crosswalk is available, be sure to find the most well-lit spot on the road to cross. Look for large gaps in traffic to make a safe crossing
- Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the far side of the road facing traffic.
- Pedestrians must allow vehicles adequate time to stop before crossing the street.
Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Video
Tips for Drivers
- Look out for pedestrians at all times. Pedestrians, especially younger ones, are not always where they should be or where you expect them to be.
- Always yield to pedestrians.
- Avoid using cell phones while driving.
- When approaching a crosswalk, reduce your speed and be prepared to stop.
- When you are stopped at a crosswalk, allow enough room between your vehicle and the crosswalk, so other drivers can see pedestrians in the crosswalk.
- Do not pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. They have stopped to allow pedestrians to pass or to make sure the way is clear.
- Follow the posted speed limits. It is even more important in areas such as school zones and neighborhood streets. Pedestrians can appear suddenly.
Driver-Crosswalk Safety Video
Rules of the Road
- 42-4-801 - Pedestrian obedience to traffic control devices and traffic regulations
- 42-4-802 - Pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks
- 42-4-803 - Crossing at other than crosswalks
- 42-4-805 - Pedestrians walking or traveling in a wheelchair on highways
- 42-4-806 - Driving through safety zone prohibited
- 42-4-807 - Drivers to exercise due care
- 42-4-808 - Drivers and pedestrians, other that person in wheelchairs, to yield to individuals with disabilities
- 42-4-615 - School zones - increase in penalties for moving traffic violation
- 42-4-706 - Obedience to railroad signal
- 42-4-710 - Emerging from or entering alley, driveway or building'