Intersection Crosswalks


Major intersections usually have crosswalks.  However, some intersections do not have marked crosswalks. The following guidance will help you manage crosswalks.

IF THERE IS a marked crosswalk, motorists must stop before the crosswalk at the stop line. The stop line is a thick white straight line that crosses the driver’s path at the stop sign. Your vehicle’s bumper must stop at or just behind that line. Drivers must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in the crosswalk. If the light turns green, drivers must still wait until the crosswalk traffic is clear before proceeding through the intersection.

IF THERE IS A SIDEWALK, but no crosswalk, the crosswalk is still considered to be there and is viewed as if it’s a continuation of the sidewalk even though there are no sidewalk or pavement markings present. Pedestrians still have the right of way, meaning they go first.

If you are the driver and are leaving a driveway, parking garage, alley, gas station, or building parking area, you must stop before entering a public roadway and look both ways, even if there is no stop sign.

IF THERE IS NO STOP LINE, but a stop sign or traffic control device signals a stop, then you must stop just before the sign where the stop line would ordinarily be painted.

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