City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[Approved 9-6-1991 as Ch. No. 2219]

§ 351-58 Crossing at crosswalk required.

No pedestrian shall cross a roadway, street or highway in the City of Pawtucket, other than in a crosswalk, in any business district.

§ 351-59 Diagonal crossing.

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.

§ 351-60 Pedestrians walking along roadways.

Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to walk along and upon any adjacent roadway, street or highway in said City of Pawtucket.
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a roadway, street or highway in the City of Pawtucket shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of such roadway, street or highway, or its shoulder, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

§ 351-61 Areas where walking is prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk in the traveled roadway, street or highway, or in the area adjacent to such roadway, or within any portion of the freeway, expressway or any limited-access highway.

§ 351-62 Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.

No person shall stand, walk or linger in a roadway, street or highway in the City of Pawtucket for the purpose of soliciting a ride or business of any type from the occupant or driver of a vehicle.

§ 351-63 Drivers to exercise due care.

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this article, every driver of a vehicle or conveyance shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, street or highway of the City of Pawtucket, and shall give warning by sounding the horn, when necessary, and shall exercise proper caution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon the roadway.

§ 351-64 Exemptions.

Hawkers of daily publications and current periodicals are exempt from the provisions of this article.

§ 351-65 Violations and penalties.

Penalties shall be as follows:
First offense: $250.
Second offense: $500 and/or imprisonment of no more than 30 days, to be determined by the Justice of the Pawtucket Municipal Court.