22.0401 Right-of-way provision.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 22.0401]

(a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if necessary in order to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk when the pedestrian is on the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

(b) Whenever any vehicle has stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

(c) No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb 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.

(d) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of way to all vehicles.

History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1.

Case Notes:

Pedestrian, a minor, was comparatively negligent in crossing the road into the unavoidable path of a vehicle and in failing to yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing at a point other than a crosswalk. A.S.C.A. §§ 22.0401(c)-(d), 43.5101. Sciascia v. Lutali, 23 A.S.R.2d 38 (1992).