New Pedestrian Law
The Driver of a vehicle
shall STOP and yield the right of way, to a pedestrian crossing
the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the
half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when
the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half
of the roadway as to be in danger. The fine for violating this
law is $97.
Restrictions on Pedestrians Crossing
1) No pedestrian shall
enter any marked or unmarked crosswalk or part thereof when
vehicular traffic is so close thereto as to constitute an
immediate hazard, nor shall any pedestrian enter any marked or
unmarked crosswalk where traffic signs forbid such entry.
2) No pedestrian shall
cross any roadway within any business district except within a
marked or unmarked crosswalk, nor any roadway in any residence
district within 200 feet of any intersection except in a marked
or unmarked crosswalk at such intersection.
Pedestrian Control Signals
pedestrian control signals, exhibiting the words “Walk” or
“Don’t Walk” or the symbols of a walking person or an upraised
palm are in place such signals shall indicate as follows:
(1) Walk or Walking Person. Pedestrians
facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the
direction of the signal and shall be given the right of way by
the drivers of all vehicles.
(2) Don’t Walk or Upraised Palm. No
pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of
such signal, whether flashing or steady, but any pedestrian who
has partially completed the pedestrian’s crossing on the Walk or
Walking Person signal shall complete the crossing to a sidewalk
or safety island while the Don’t Walk or Upraised Palm signal is
(3) Pedestrians shall obey instructions on
any traffic-control device specifically applicable, unless
otherwise directed by a police officer.
(4) Please see attachment on samples of
instructions to cross at control signal lights.
Pedestrians to Use Right Half of
Pedestrians shall move,
whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
Crossing at Other Than Crosswalks
intending to cross a roadway at any point other than within a
marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an
intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon
(2) Between two
adjacent intersections that have traffic-control signals in
operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except within
a marked crosswalk.
(3) No pedestrian
shall cross an intersection diagonally unless authorized by
traffic-control devices, and shall do so only in accordance with
traffic-control devices pertaining to such movements.
Pedestrians on Roadway
(1) Where sidewalks
are provided, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along
and upon adjacent roadway, bicycle lane, or bicycle path.
(2) Where sidewalks
are not provided, pedestrians walking along and upon any
roadway, when practical, walk only on the left side of the
roadway or it’s shoulder facing traffic from the opposite
Pedestrians’ Right of Way on Sidewalks
The driver of a vehicle
emerging from or entering an alley, building, private road, or
driveway shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian
approaching on any sidewalk extending across the ally, building
entrance, road, or driveway.
Penalty for Violating Pedestrians Laws
The penalty for
pedestrians violating these laws is $70.