2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-924 - Drivers to stop for pedestrians; installation of certain signs; penalty

46.2-924. Drivers to stop for pedestrians; installation of certain signs;penalty.

A. The driver of any vehicle on a highway shall yield the right-of-way to anypedestrian crossing such highway:

1. At any clearly marked crosswalk, whether at mid-block or at the end of anyblock;

2. At any regular pedestrian crossing included in the prolongation of thelateral boundary lines of the adjacent sidewalk at the end of a block;

3. At any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway or streetwhere the legal maximum speed does not exceed 35 miles per hour.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, atintersections or crosswalks where the movement of traffic is being regulatedby law-enforcement officers or traffic control devices, the driver shallyield according to the direction of the law-enforcement officer or device.

No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard ofapproaching traffic.

The drivers of vehicles entering, crossing, or turning at intersections shallchange their course, slow down, or stop if necessary to permit pedestrians tocross such intersections safely and expeditiously.

Pedestrians crossing highways at intersections shall at all times have theright-of-way over vehicles making turns into the highways being crossed bythe pedestrians.

C. The governing body of any county having the urban county executive form ofgovernment, any county having the county manager plan of government, the Cityof Fairfax, the County of Loudoun and any town therein, and any city with apopulation between 110,000 and 115,000, may by ordinance provide for theinstallation and maintenance of highway signs at marked crosswalksspecifically requiring operators of motor vehicles, at the locations wheresuch signs are installed, to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossingor attempting to cross the highway. Any operator of a motor vehicle who failsat such locations to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians as required bysuch signs shall be guilty of a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of noless than $100 or more than $500. The Commonwealth Transportation Board shalldevelop criteria for the design, location, and installation of such signs.The provisions of this section shall not apply to any limited access highway.

(Code 1950, 46-243, 46-244; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-231; 1962, c. 471; 1968,c. 165; 1972, c. 576; 1976, c. 322; 1989, c. 727; 2000, c. 323; 2002, c. 327;2004, c. 658.)

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