Pedestrians can be unpredictable, which makes it more important to use extra caution as a driver. Here are a few tips to help you safely navigate the road with pedestrians:
- Adhere to posted school or playground zone speed limits. School zones, especially during drop off and pick up times, are high-traffic pedestrian areas, and children can be especially unpredictable.
- Pedestrians can be anywhere and sometimes can be shielded by obstructions like trees or parked cars. Whether you’re driving downtown or on a quiet highway, always scan the road and the surrounding areas.
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian at a marked crosswalk is illegal. If a driver encounters a pedestrian jaywalking, it is still the driver’s responsibility to avoid a collision.