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 need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the 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.
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.
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right-half of crosswalks.
No pedestrian shall cross a 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.
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.
Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a crosswalk.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by ordinance.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge when such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Title, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise the highest degree of care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.
The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in Section 300.010, shall leave a safe distance when passing the bicycle, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.
[R.O. 2012 §345.080; Ord. No. 58 §1, 11-14-1978; Ord. No. 578 §1, 3-6-2007]
Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk on or upon an adjacent roadway.
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking on or upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder so as to be facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any game or recreational activity upon any street or roadway or to walk upon the traveled portion of any street or roadway in any manner so as to:
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or any other custodian or person having responsibility for the care of any child under the age of seventeen (17) years to knowingly suffer or permit such child to violate the provisions of Subsection (C) of this Section. In the prosecution of any parent, guardian or custodian for violating this Subsection, it shall be prima facie evidence that such person acted knowingly as to the conduct of the child involved if it is shown by competent evidence that the defendant had been personally informed that the child had previously engaged in conduct prohibited by Subsection (C) and of the responsibilities imposed by this Subsection prior to the violation.
[R.O. 2012 §345.085; Ord. No. 520 §1, 6-3-2003]
Definitions. For purposes of this Section only, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
- The portion of a street or highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel and extending from one (1) curb or edge of pavement to the opposite curb or edge of pavement, including lanes commonly used for parking and including center medians and lane dividers.
- That portion of a public right-of-way between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for use by pedestrians.
Prohibited. No person shall stand in or enter upon a roadway for the purpose of soliciting rides, employment, business or charitable contributions from the occupant of any vehicle except from the occupants of parked motor vehicles located in the roadway adjacent to a sidewalk if the solicitor is on a sidewalk.