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When do pedestrians have the right of way when crossing street?

People in Texas have different modes of transportation available to them. Cars and trucks may be the most popular mode of transportation, but people also ride the bus, ride motorcycles, ride bicycles and walk as well. However, no matter what mode of transportation is being used, people need to be careful, pay attention to the road and follow the various rules of the road. There are many rules and some may seem tedious, but they are important to ensure car accidents do not occur.

One set of rules that are very important to follow are the rules for pedestrians crossing the road. Pedestrians are very vulnerable and if they are hit by a motor vehicle, they could suffer serious injuries or die as a result. One way to prevent pedestrian accidents from happening is obeying the laws when pedestrians have the right-of-way.

The rules for pedestrians’ right of way depends on where people are crossing a road. If they are crossing at an intersection with a stop light, they only have the right of way when they are crossing in the direction with a green light or a “walk” sign, if there is one at the intersection. If the light is not green or if there is a “don’t walk” sign pedestrians must wait.

Pedestrians also have the right of way at all intersections with a crosswalk that do not have a stop light. In these situations, vehicles must stop and allow the pedestrian to cross. However, pedestrians do not have the right of way if they are crossing a street in between intersections.

Following these rules can help prevent pedestrian accidents, but not everyone follows them and many pedestrians suffer injuries as a result. The injuries can be very costly both physically and financially. Medical bills can add up very quickly and the victims may not be able to work either meaning they could lose income as well. The victims may be entitled to compensation from the driver who caused the accident though. This compensation can be very important and experienced attorneys may be able to guide one through the process.