Chapter 04 - Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Chapter 04 - Pedestrians and Bicyclists

22.0401 Right-of-way provision.


(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.

22.0402 Under the influence.


It is unlawful for any pedestrian who is intoxicated to such an extent as to create a hazard to himself or others to walk on or be on any public highway.

22.0403 Walking on roadway.


(a) Where sidewalks are provided, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along adjacent roadway.

(b) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along or upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

22.0404 Right-of-way on sidewalks.


The driver of a vehicle emerging from or entering an alley, building, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian approaching on any sidewalk extending across such alley, building entrance, road or driveway.

22.0405 Soliciting rides-Creating a hazard.


(a) No person may stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle.

(b) No person may sit, lie, or loiter in a roadway in a manner as to constitute a hazard to himself or to vehicular traffic.

22.0406 General duty of drivers.


Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.

22.0407 Solicitation of money and fundraising on sidewalk or public roadway prohibited.


(a) No person may solicit money or raise funds on or near a sidewalk or the public roadway by standing, sitting or dancing, with or without the playing of music or the use of a public-address system, to entice, lure, or urge by requests or pleas to drivers, occupants of vehicles or pedestrians for money or funds, or a pledge therefor.

(b) Any police officer who observes a violation of this section shall immediately confiscate and take into possession all equipment and money found at the location of the solicitation or fundraising. Any item confiscated shall be held in the custody of the Department of Public Safety until disposed of by order of the court.

22.0420 Bicyclists subject to rules of the road.


Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle under this title, except those provisions which by their very nature are inapplicable.