The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


March 26, 2014

Pedestrian crosswalks: Do you know the law?


Crossing areas other than crosswalks

What about crossing at intersections without crosswalks?

The law states that pedestrians crossing the roadway other than within a marked crosswalk should yield the right of way to all vehicles. Pedestrians should also not cross an intersection at any place except in the marked area where traffic-control signals are in operation. Pedestrians should also not cross a roadway intersection diagonally.

Drivers should exercise care

According to the law, every driver should exercise care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian and should give warning by sounding the horn when necessary. Drivers should also exercise precaution when observing any child or any obviously confused, incapacitated or intoxicated person.



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