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.
Tips for Vehicles Near Crosswalks
- 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.
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