Lawriter - OAC - 3335-21-10 Pedestrians.

3335-21-10 Pedestrians.

(A) Rights and duties generally. Pedestrians shall be subject to the traffic control signals provided for in paragraphs (E) and (F) of 3335-21-11 of , but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter or in state statute.

(B) Right of way in crosswalks; overtaking stopped vehicles.

(1) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if necessary to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the street or roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the street or roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the street or roadway as to be in danger.

(2) 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 as to constitute an immediate hazard.

(3) Whenever a vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the street or roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

(C) Crossing streets and roadways. No pedestrian shall cross a street or roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb, except in a crosswalk.

(D) Right of way of motorists.

(1) Every pedestrian crossing a street or 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 street or roadway.

(2) Any pedestrian crossing a street or roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right of way to all traffic upon the street or roadway .

(E) Soliciting rides or business from motorists.

(1) No person shall stand in a street or roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of a vehicle.

(2) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street, roadway or parking area for the purpose of soliciting a sale or the watching or guarding of a vehicle while such vehicle is parked or about to be parked on a street, roadway or parking area.

(F) Responsibility of drivers. Notwithstanding the provisions of these rules, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian upon a street or roadway, shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing a child or a confused or incapacitated person upon a street or roadway.

Replaces: 3335-21-12

Effective: 8/3/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 3/13/78, 11/19/78, 8/2/82, 7/1/03