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Bike Law powerpoint for Walk Denver from 2017

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Rules of the Road for Pedestrians
Brian Weiss
Crawford Weiss

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What are the rules of the road for pedestrians
in Denver?
Easy when traffic lights & control signals.

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What are the rules of the road for pedestrians in
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Easy when traffic lights & control signals.

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Bike Law powerpoint for Walk Denver from 2017

  1. 1. Rules of the Road for Pedestrians Brian Weiss Crawford Weiss
  2. 2. What are the rules of the road for pedestrians in Denver? Easy when traffic lights & control signals.
  3. 3. What are the rules of the road for pedestrians in Denver? Easy when traffic lights & control signals.
  4. 4. What if there are no traffic lights or control signals? § 54-538. Right-of-way in crosswalk When there is no traffic-control signal in place or working, 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.
  5. 5. What if there are not any crosswalks? Who has right of way? What about a local street?
  6. 6. Ways folks get into trouble Caveat:-- no pedestrian shall suddenly leave the curb or edge of the roadway, 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 the right-of-way. A pedestrian's right-of- way in the crosswalk is modified under the conditions and as stated in section 54-540. This is the sudden leaving a place of safety example – meaning folks need to look before they leap! Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at an 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. This means another driver can’t just go around a vehicle waiting in a person to cross the roadway.
  7. 7. Do we have to cross at a crosswalk? Yes, except if it is “local street” or in other words with little traffic & not a throughway
  8. 8. (31) Local street shall mean a street which has the primary function of providing access to abutting property, and which does not normally carry through traffic. No J-walking – must use right angles 54-541 (a) It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to enter or to cross a roadway except as provided in section 54-542. (b) It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to cross a roadway in any manner other than by a direct route at right angles to the roadway edge or by the shortest route from the nearest to the opposite roadway edge, except in a marked crosswalk or where crossing at any other angle to the roadway edge is authorized by the city traffic engineer.
  9. 9. What type of insurance should you have? Health – Private, Employer, Medicare, Medicaid Auto Coverage – can cover you if you are hit by a car Medical Payments, Uninsured Motorist
  10. 10. Brian Weiss of Bike Law Colorado Brian@BikeLaw.com 303-741-0249

Editor's Notes

  • Caveat:-- no pedestrian shall suddenly leave the curb or edge of the roadway, 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 the right-of-way. A pedestrian's right-of-way in the crosswalk is modified under the conditions and as stated in section 54-540. This is the sudden leaving a place of safety example – meaning folks need to look before they leap!

    Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at an 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. This means another driver can’t just go around a vehicle waiting in a person to cross the roadway.

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