2006 New Mexico Statutes - 66-7-334 — Pedestrians\' right-of-way in crosswalks.

66-7-334. Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

A.     When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.   

B.     No pedestrian shall 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.   

C.     Subsection A shall not apply under the conditions stated in Section 66-7-335B NMSA 1978.   

D.     Whenever any vehicle is 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 shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.   

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