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What are pedestrians’ responsibilities?
- Unless a police officer directs a pedestrian to do otherwise, pedestrians only cross when the light is green or the pedestrian “WALK” signal is displayed.
- Other than crosswalks, vehicles have the right-of-way and pedestrians should not expect motorists to stop for them. Cross at crosswalks whenever possible; if this is not possible, pedestrians need to exercise extreme caution when crossing.
- A pedestrian is responsible for his/her own behavior by obeying traffic laws, being attentive to his/her surroundings, and only crossing when and where it is appropriate.
- Pedestrians may only use crosswalks to cross the street. At intersections where traffic is directed by a police officer or traffic signal, no pedestrian shall enter upon or cross the highway at a point other than a crosswalk.
- Pedestrians are required to use sidewalks where they are available. When there is no sidewalk, pedestrians must travel on the left side of the road so they are able to see oncoming traffic.
- Pedestrians should look left first, then right, and left again before crossing a street.
- Pedestrians who fail to utilize a crosswalk or fail to obey pedestrian signals may result in a fine of up to $54.00 for failure to observe the law.