Pedestrians and right-of-way at intersections

 

Intersection-Class-ComedyRight-of-Way Regarding Pedestrians and Other Foot-Traffic



People on foot, on skates or skateboards, tricycles, quadricycles, in wheelchairs, and all persons with a guide dog or a white cane should all be given the right-of-way. Bicyclists should be observing vehicle traffic laws you are obeying.

Stop for foot-traffic at all pedestrian crossings or crosswalks. Do not pass a car that has already stopped at a crosswalk, they may be waiting for someone to cross the roadway that you are unable to see.

 

Question and Answers about Pedestrians and Right-Of-Way

 

Q: What is the definition of the term "right-of-way"?

A: Right-of-way is a legal term that refers to the right of one person or entity to pass over, under, or through the land owned by another person or entity. It is the privilege of a person or entity to pass over, under, or through anothers land, without any interference or interruption from the owner of the land.

 

Q: Who has the right-of-way when two vehicles approach a four-way stop sign?

A: When two vehicles approach a four-way stop sign, the vehicle that arrived first has the right-of-way. If both vehicles arrived at the same time, the vehicle on the left has the right-of-way.

 

Q: Who has the right-of-way when a pedestrian is crossing the street?

A: Pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing the street. Drivers must stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the street, regardless of whether or not there is a crosswalk present.

 

Poem About Pedestrians at Intersections

 

Right-of-way regarding, a simple rule

Be sure to keep it in mind, for it's a tool

That helps us be safe and mindful of the street

Where pedestrians and drivers must coexist

 

Pedestrians deserve respect and space

Drivers must remember they must not race

To a destination, to get there quick

Safety must be the main concern, not speed

 

Drivers must yield to pedestrians in the right-of-way

Giving them the space they need to cross the street each day

And when a crosswalk is present, they must stop completely

So that those on foot can feel safe and secure

 

Right-of-way regarding, a simple rule

Be sure to keep it in mind, for it's a tool

That helps us be safe and mindful of the street

Where pedestrians and drivers must coexist.

 

 

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