2020 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 10 - Pedestrians' Rights and Duties
Section 1007 - Operators to yield right-of-way to blind pedestrian -- Duties of blind pedestrian -- Use of cane -- Failure to yield -- Liability.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1007 (2020)
41-6a-1007. Operators to yield right-of-way to blind pedestrian -- Duties of blind pedestrian -- Use of cane -- Failure to yield -- Liability.
  • (1)
    • (a) The operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a blind or visually impaired pedestrian:
      • (i) carrying a clearly visible white cane; or
      • (ii) accompanied by a guide dog specially trained for that purpose and equipped with a harness.
    • (b)
      • (i) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(b)(ii), a person who fails to yield the right-of-way is liable for any loss or damage which results as a proximate cause of the failure to yield the right-of-way to blind or visually impaired persons.
      • (ii) Blind or visually impaired persons shall:
        • (A) exercise due care in approaching and crossing roadways; and
        • (B) yield the right-of-way to authorized emergency vehicles giving an audible warning signal.
  • (2) A pedestrian other than a blind or visually impaired person may not carry a cane as described in Subsection (1).


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session
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