LISTEN Before You Cross

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PEDESTRIANS

Who is a Pedestrian?

A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using tiny wheels such as roller skates, skateboards, and scooters, as well as wheelchair users are also included as pedestrians.

Pedestrian – Wikipedia.

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What is a Pedestrian Sign?

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Pedestrian Signs, Pedestrian Crossing Signs, Pedestrian Crosswalk.

What is a Pedestrian Lane?

A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road. Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians together where they can be seen by motorists, and where they can cross most safely across the flow of vehicular traffic.

Pedestrian crossing – Wikipedia.

When can you cross the street?

When crossing a street, pedestrians should stop at the edge of the road and look left, right, and then left again before proceeding. When the roadway is clear, begincrossing while looking over your shoulder for turning vehicles; always check for traffic while crossing and yield to oncoming traffic.

Pedestrian Safety – Rancho Cordova Police Department

http://www.ranchocordovapd.com/information/pedestrian_safety.cfm

Do I have to stop for Pedestrians at a Crosswalk?

At an uncontrolled intersection (no signals, signs, or marked crosswalks), if apedestrian is standing on the sidewalk or off of the roadway and has not stepped out onto the roadway so as to indicate an intention to cross the street, vehicular traffic is not required to stop.Jan 24, 2009

Do I have to stop for pedestrians waiting at a crosswalk? – Seattle 911 …

blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/…/do-i-have-to-stop-for-pedestrians-waiting-at-a-crosswalk…

Do Pedestrians have the right-of-way?

MYTH #1: Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. REALITY: No, not always. Legally, pedestrians have the right-of-way at controlled intersections and in marked crosswalks; but the law also states that “no pedestrian shall unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

Crosswalks and Pedestrian Safety – Salisbury University

https://www.salisbury.edu/smokefree/docs/crosswalk_safety.htm

Do pedestrians have the right of way at a stop sign?

Also, yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first, or to the vehicle or bicycle on your right if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you. At “T” intersections without “STOP” or “YIELD” signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road. They have the right-of-way.

Right-of-Way Rules

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/connect/dmv_content_en/dmv/…/right_of_way

Do you have to yield to Pedestrians?

In the absence of a crosswalk at an intersection, drivers must stop before reaching the intersection. If there is a crosswalk, drivers must allow a pedestrian who has the proper signal to cross the street. If a motor vehicle has a green light, pedestrians and bicyclists should yield the right of way to that vehicle.

Is it true that motor vehicles always have to yield the

http://www.newlinlaw.com/pedestrian…/is-it-true-that-motor-vehicles-always-have-to-yield-the…

JAYWALKING

Why is jaywalking a crime?

Regarding to Traffic laws, jaywalking and crossing when a pedestrian light is red or to start walking when it is flashing is prohibited from the 1970s, If in an intersection there is no pedestrian light, traffic lights would be considered, so it would be illegalwhen it is red or orange.

Jaywalking – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaywalking

Why do they call it jaywalking?

Contrary to popular belief, the term jaywalking does not derive from the shape of the letter “J” (referencing the path a jaywalker might travel when crossing a road). Rather, it comes from the fact that “Jay” used to be a generic term for someone who was an idiot, dull, rube, unsophisticated, poor, or simpleton.Jul 9, 2012

Origin of the Term Jaywalking – Today I Found Out

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/07/origin-of-the-term-jaywalking/

Do Jaywalkers have the right-of-way?

In fact, jaywalking is generally a legal action, so long as the pedestrian in question does one thing – yields to oncoming traffic. This is because outside of designated crosswalks (whether marked or unmarked), vehicles on the road have the right of way.

Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way, Right? – Injury Attorneys …

http://www.thegeorgialawyer.com/pedestrians-always-have-the-right-of-way-right/

CROSSWALKS

What is a  Marked Crosswalk?

A marked crosswalk is any portion of the road outlined by painted markings or a difference texture of concrete or pavers. How are crosswalks used? Drivers must be aware of crosswalks and stop for pedestrians who are within a marked or unmarkedcrosswalk.May 17, 2010

Crosswalks, Pedestrian Safety, Commuter Information – State.NJ.us

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/pedsafety/crosswalks.shtm

What is an unmarked crosswalk?

In New Jersey, as in most states, all intersections of streets are normally considered to represent crosswalks, even when there are no painted crosswalk lines. At these ‘unmarked crosswalks’, it is legal for pedestrians to cross.

‘Unmarked Crosswalks’? – walkableprinceton

walkableprinceton.com/2013/05/30/traffic_quiz1/

What is a road marking?

Road surface marking is any kind of device or material that is used on a roadsurface in order to convey official information. They can also be applied in other facilities used by vehicles to mark parking spaces or designate areas for other uses.

Road surface marking – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_surface_marking

What color are crosswalk lines?

Crosswalks are often marked with white lines. Yellow crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings. Most often, crosswalks in residential areas are not marked. Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing.

Laws and Rules of the Road – California Driver Handbook

test-www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/right_of_way.htm

How much does it cost to paint a crosswalk?

The cost of striped crosswalks range from approximately $100 to 2,100 each, or on average approximately $7 per square foot. A high visibility crosswalk can range from$600 to $5,700 each, or around $2,500 on average.

Crosswalks – Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/planning/facilities_crossings_crosswalks.cfm

How wide should a Crosswalk be?

The minimum crosswalk width is six feet wide but should be wider at crossings with high numbers of pedestrians.

SRTS Guide: Marking and Signing Crosswalks

guide.saferoutesinfo.org/engineering/marked_crosswalks.cfm

ROAD MARKINGS

How long are the white lines on the highway?

When asked to guess the length of the lines from memory, most answered 2 feet. The real answer is 10 feet. That’s the federal guideline for every street, highway, and rural road in the United States, where dashed lines separate traffic lanes or indicate where passing is allowed, Shaffer said.

Many underestimate white dashed lines – UPI.com

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/02/03/Many-underestimate…/36181233688383/

What does a solid white line at the side of the road?

For example, on a two-lane road, the solid white line to the right marks the edge of the roadway. The yellow line on the left separates you from oncoming traffic. A double solid yellow line on your left means that it is not legal for you or for oncoming traffic to pass.

Section 3.4 Signs, Signals, and Roadway Markings

http://www.webtrafficschool.com/wts/content/california/s3_4ca_movie.html

What do the yellow lines tell you about the traffic flow?

A solid white line marks the right edge of many roads. The center marking for roads with four lanes consists of TWO SOLID YELLOW LINES. The yellow lines tell you thetraffic on the other side of the lines is moving in the opposite direction. You should never cross the two solid yellow lines to pass.

Driver Guide – Chapter 3

dor.mo.gov/pdf/Chapter3.pdf

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