2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 35 - Special Vehicles and Pedestrians
3549 - Blind pedestrians.

     § 3549.  Blind pedestrians.
        (a)  General rule.--The driver of a vehicle shall yield the
     right-of-way to any totally or partially blind pedestrian
     carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide
     dog and shall take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid
     injuring or endangering the pedestrian and, if necessary, shall
     stop the vehicle in order to prevent injury or danger to the
        (b)  Effect of absence of cane or dog.--This section shall
     not be construed to deprive a totally or partially blind
     pedestrian not carrying a cane or not being guided by a dog of
     the rights and privileges conferred by law upon pedestrians
     crossing streets or highways, nor shall the failure of a totally
     or partially blind pedestrian to carry a cane or to be guided by
     a guide dog upon the streets, highways or sidewalks of this
     Commonwealth be held to constitute contributory negligence in
     and of itself.
        (c)  Penalty.--A violation of subsection (a) constitutes a
     summary offense punishable by a fine of not less than $50 nor
     more than $150.
     (Oct. 4, 2002, P.L.845, No.123, eff. 60 days)

        2002 Amendment.  Act 123 added subsec. (c).
        Cross References.  Section 3549 is referred to in section
     1535 of this title.

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