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Pedestrian Right of Way

By Feb 19, 2018 Posted in Personal Injury

The Woodlands and Spring has more than 160 miles of pathways designed for residents to walk or run.  Many of pathways cross lanes of traffic, and unfortunately, pedestrians are sometimes struck by a vehicle while using the crosswalks.  We are often asked who has the right of way on crosswalks in the The Woodlands and Spring.  Texas law requires vehicles to yield right of way to pedestrians in the following situations: When a pedestrian is crossing at a crosswalk facing a “walk” signal; If there is no traffic control signal and the pedestrian is already crossing in the vehicle’s half of the roadway or close to a vehicle’s half of the roadway; When the vehicle is entering or emerging from an alley, building, private road, or driveway and the pedestrian is crossing entrance on sidewalk; A pedestrian who has legally entered a crosswalk does have the right of way as to oncoming vehicles. This applies to a marked or an unmarked crosswalk; A pedestrian has the right of way to cross the road, when it is safe to do so, at any part (i.e., at the middle portion of the street) of a roadway that is not controlled by a traffic light. [ 552.005 (b), Texas Transportation Code] However, even if a pedestrian is technically in violation of the right of way rules, a driver who hits a pedestrian may still be liable; drivers are required to keep a proper lookout, and must safely control the speed of their vehicles, […]

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