Washington, DC Crosswalk Laws

Washington, DC Crosswalk + Pedestrian Laws

  • Drivers must RESPECT THE RIGHT OF WAY OF PEDESTRIANS which means they must allow them to cross at crosswalks, corners or corners without traffic lights
  • Drivers can never pass cars that have already stopped at crosswalks. If a car has stopped at a crosswalk, then other drivers must stop
  • Drivers need to avoid stopping in a crosswalk since forcing pedestrians to go outside of the crosswalk them at risk of being hit by a car.
  • Pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way even when the crosswalk is in the middle of the street
  • When you turn left at an intersection, LOOK CAREFULLY for any bicyclists, pedestrians or motorcyclists. This is a very serious matter and can truely injury pedestrians or even kill them.

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