Do you know Florida pedestrian crosswalk law? Do you yield or stop to pedestrians in the designated crosswalk? What if you can’t tell if a person is going to actually use the crosswalk? What do the flashing yellow lights mean? Why are there no signs until your at the crosswalk. What happens if I don’t stop for a pedestrian What if I hit a pedestrian in a designated crosswalk?
With so many questions about this law swirling around here are a few tips. Always stop when a person is in a designated crosswalk. If you fail to stop you could receive a civil citation and have to pay a fine. If you are unsure if a person is intending to cross the road as you approach the designated crosswalk slow down until you can make a clear assessment of the situation. Slowing down will allow you to stop much quicker in the event the person is attempting to cross the road. When the yellow lights are flashing (some locations do not have the lights) it is a clear indication a person intends to cross the street and all vehicles must stop and allow the pedestrian to cross the road.
The Florida law makers left a number of questions and have caused great confusion. If you need an attorney to fight your Pinellas or Hillsborough County pedestrian crosswalk violation email or call us today. Let our knowledge and experience help you fight the pedestrian crosswalk citation.
Injured pedestrians should visit the St. Petersburg pedestrian injuries lawyers at the Rooth Law Group for more information about their rights. If a car struck you while you crossed the road call us today to start protecting your rights.