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