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Ask HPD: Pedestrians in crosswalks

Q. What are the guidelines for stopping for a pedestrian in a crosswalk? Do you have to wait for them to get completely to the other side?

A. Everyone should know that pedestrians and motorists both share the responsibility when it comes to road safety. Drivers should always use caution when approaching a crosswalk. Drivers should stop for pedestrians crossing on the half of the roadway closest to them before continuing on. However, if the pedestrian is coming from the opposite half of the roadway and is close enough to be in danger, drivers should stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross completely.

Pedestrians also have the responsibility to obey all traffic signals. Cross the street only when the white "Walk" or walking person light is on. Don't start crossing when the red "Don't Walk" or upraised hand is flashing.

View law here

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