Who has the right-of-way at a crosswalk?
(A) The operator of a vehicle shall yeild the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing a roadway in a crosswalk if:
- (1) no traffic control signal is in place or in operation; and
- (2) the pedestrian is:
- (A) on the half of the roadway in which the vehicle is traveling; or
- (B) approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(B) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a pedestrian may not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and proceed into a crosswalk in the path of vehicle so close that it is impossible for the vehicle operator to yeild.
(C) The operator of a vehicle approaching from the rear of a vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross a roadway may not pass the stopped vehicle.
What are a pedestrian's responsibilities for crossing outside a crosswalk?
(A) A pedestrian shall yeild the right-of-way to a vehicle on the highway if crossing a roadway at a place:
- (1) other than in a marked crosswalk or in an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection; or
- (2) where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided.
(B) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, a pedestrian may cross only in a marked crosswalk.
(C) A pedestrian may cross a roadway intersection diagonally only if, and in the manner, authorized by a traffic control device.
What does the law say about sidewalks?
(A) A pedestrian may not walk along and on a roadway if an adjacent sidewalk is provided and is accessible to the pedestrian.
(B) If a sidewalk is not provided, a pedestrian walking along and on a highway shall, if possible, walk on:
- (1) the left side of the roadway; or
- (2) the shoulder of the highway facing oncoming traffic.
(C) The operator of a vehicle emerging from or entering an alley, building, or private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian approaching on a sidewalk extending across the alley, building entrance or exit, road, or driveway.
Do drivers have to watch for pedestrians?
Notwithstanding another provision of this chapter, the operator of a vehicle shall:
- (1) exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian on a roadway;
- (2) give warning by sounding the horn when necessary; and
- (3) exercise proper precaution on observing a child or an obviously confused or incapacitated person on a roadway.