Oklahoma Pedestrian Law

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CHAPTER 11. – PEDESTRIANS – RIGHTS AND DUTIES

Section 1100. – Pedestrians subject to traffic-control signals.

Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic-control signals as described in Section 606 of this title, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter. (Ord. No. 12405)

Section 1101. – Pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks.

A. When traffic-control signals are not in place or are not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon that half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

B. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

C. Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle until the overtaking driver has ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.

Section 1102. – Crossing street.

Every pedestrian shall cross the street within the crosswalk or at an intersection, whether or not such intersection is controlled by traffic-control signals; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to residential neighborhoods, except where a major street passes through such neighborhoods or traffic-control devices are provided. A pedestrian crossing a street in a residential area shall take the shortest possible route to the opposite side of the street and at a right angle to the side of the street.   (Ord. No. 13227)

Section 1103. – When pedestrians shall yield.

Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point, other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

Section 1104. – Pedestrians walking along roadways.

A. Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon any adjacent roadway.

B.   Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a roadway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

Section 1105. – Pedestrians soliciting rides, employment, business or contributions.

No person shall step or stand in the roadway or median used to channel traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, business or contributions of any kind from the occupant of any vehicle; provided however, that sworn public safety officers may solicit contributions for a charitable project officially adopted by their bargaining agents. (Ord. No. 17372)

Section 1106. – Blind pedestrians.

Blind pedestrians shall be given the right-of-way over all other pedestrians and vehicles and shall indicate such right-of-way by holding out horizontally a white cane in the direction they desire to travel over crosswalks on any street, avenue, alley or other public way.

Section 1107. – Pedestrian procedure

A. Pedestrians facing an official green traffic light signal, except where the sole green indication is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian signal.

B.   Pedestrians facing an official steady yellow traffic light signal, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before such signal turns red and no pedestrian shall enter the roadway on such yellow signal.

C.   Pedestrians facing an official red traffic light signal shall not proceed across the roadway.

D.   Pedestrians facing an official “WALK” signal may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk. Any pedestrian who has begun the crossing during the “WALK” signal may complete such crossing.

E.   Pedestrians facing an official steady “DON’T WALK” signal shall not enter the roadway.

F.   Pedestrians facing an official flashing “DON’T WALK” signal are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before a steady “DON’T WALK” signal is exhibited and no pedestrian shall enter the roadway when such signal is flashing. (Ord. No. 13253)

Section 1108. – Penalty.

Unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, every person violating any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of an offense and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) nor more than ($500.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments. (Ord. Nos. 15524, 18454, 19491; Ord. No. 21982, § 43, 12-18-2008)

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