Pedestrians should remember – Be Safe. Be Seen.
When you are a pedestrian, you are more difficult to see on the road.
If you are on or near a roadway, especially at dawn or at dusk, consider wearing retro-reflective clothing to help increase your chances of being seen by motorists.
As a pedestrian, you must:
- Follow any and all traffic control devices and traffic regulations.
- Follow any and all local regulations.
- Yield to traffic before crossing when there is not a crosswalk.
- Follow any crossing signs or control devices.
- Stay on the sidewalk if one is present.
- Avoid freeways.
- Walk as near as possible to the outside edge of the roadway.
- If you are on a two-way roadway, walk only on the left side of the roadway when neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder are available.
- Do not stand in the roadway.
- Yield to emergency vehicles.
- Stay off the roadway if you are dangerously intoxicated.
- Stay off of bridges or railways where signals are present to warn off traffic.
For more information on laws pertaining to pedestrians, please visit Code of Laws - Title 56 - Chapter 5 - Uniform Act Regulating Traffic On Highways, Article 25.