2015 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle & Traffic
Title 7 - RULES OF THE ROAD
Article 27 - (1150 - 1157) PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIES
1153 - Provisions relating to blind or visually impaired persons.

NY Veh & Traf L § 1153 (2015) What's This?

1153. Provisions relating to blind or visually impaired persons. (a) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this article every driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing or attempting to cross the roadway when such pedestrian is accompanied by a guide dog or using a cane which is metallic or white in color or white with a red tip.

(b) No person, unless blind or visually impaired, shall use on any street or highway a cane which is metallic or white in color or white with a red tip.

(c) This section shall not be construed as making obligatory the employment of the use of a guide dog or of a cane or walking stick of any kind by a person blind or visually impaired.


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