[*BCM*] BTD PED Rules
ray.coffey at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 14:09:20 EDT 2007
Crossing at Non-Signalized Locations
Whenever, within three hundred (300') feet of a pedestrian desiring to
cross a roadway, there is neither a police officer directing traffic,
a traffic control signal, a marked crosswalk, or a pedestrian tunnel
or overpass, the pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to all
vehicles upon the roadway and shall cross such roadway only at right
angles to the sideline of such roadway.
Pedestrian Use of Roadway
a. A pedestrian crossing a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to
funerals or other processions, ambulances, civil defense, fire,
police, and like vehicles on emergency runs, and when such procession
of vehicles has passed, shall cross the roadway only in conformance
with these Rules.
b. No pedestrian shall leave a sidewalk or safety island and walk or
run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close that it is
impossible for the driver to yield the right-of-way.
c. No pedestrian shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of
soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the operator or any
occupant of any vehicle thereon.
d. No pedestrian shall enter upon a marked crosswalk unless a crossing
of the roadway is intended.
e. A pedestrian crossing a roadway within a marked crosswalk shall use
the half of such crosswalk to his/her right.
f. A person alighting from a vehicle parked or stopped at a sideline
of, or a curb in a roadway, shall alight from the side of such a
vehicle nearest such sideline or curb, or if he/she alights from the
other side of such vehicle, shall proceed immediately to such sideline
or curb, and in either case shall thereupon cross such roadway only in
conformance with these Rules.
g. No pedestrian shall walk along the roadway of any way having a
sidewalk open to pedestrian use; and no pedestrian shall walk along
any other roadway, except on the unfinished shoulder nearest to
vehicles proceeding in the direction opposite to the pedestrian's
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