in eight traffic fatalities is a pedestrian. Pedestrians
lose in any collision, regardless of who had the right-of-way.
Pedestrians have the
right-of-way in crosswalks. If you stop in the crosswalk,
you put pedestrians in danger. Drive cautiously when pedestrians
are near and may cross your path.
If a vehicle is stopped
at a crosswalk don't pass from behind. A pedestrian hidden
from your view may be crossing.
The Law: Pedestrians
- Yield to vehicles on the roadway
if you cross the street at a place other than a marked
crosswalk or pedestrian tunnel or crossing.
- If you’re hit while jaywalking,
the driver may not be liable, and his or her auto insurance
may not cover your injuries.
- Stay on sidewalks and the right-hand
side of crosswalks.
- Drivers must yield to pedestrians
legally using marked or unmarked crosswalks. Example:
You are stopped at a red light. A pedestrian steps into
the crosswalk, and then the light turns green. You must
wait for the pedestrian to cross. You must also yield
to pedestrians in crosswalks on your left or right before
- If the road has no sidewalk,
walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.