#RoadRights Situation 22

Published by Anna Marie on

Pedestrians crossing multiple lanes in a crosswalk.

Play along! Did you guess correctly?

ANSWER: No, they should wait for the walkers to cross before turning, and they stopped incorrectly, they should have stopped before the stop bar not in the crosswalk.

Drivers should always wait for pedestrians to fully cross their lane into a safe place, i.e. the sidewalk in this situation, before proceeding. They should never cut in front of someone walking even when they think they have enough time. The pedestrian has the right of way. Drivers should never stop in crosswalks. Stop bars are placed so drivers stop for people walking, even when there is no crosswalk. This is so drivers look for people walking before crossing over into where a person would walk.