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#RoadRights Situation 32

Published by Anna Marie on

People walking across different types of roads in different locations.

Play along! Did you guess correctly?

ANSWER: Yes, the person in the second situation has the right of way because there is no intersection nearby.

When a pedestrian is on a road where there are no intersections/crossings, pedestrians establish their right of way by stepping into the street and may cross at any location. However, when a pedestrian is on a road with near-by intersections/crossings, pedestrians are expected to cross at those locations. Regardless of right of way law, drivers have a responsibility for safety and should always be watching for pedestrians as they may not always be where we expect them.