Connecticut Pedestrian Laws
It is seemingly far too often that when we turn on the news or read an online news source we are seeing a report of a Connecticut pedestrian accident and sometimes these reports include deaths. As a pedestrian, here are the laws that protect you:
- It is unlawful to cross a street outside a marked crosswalk, therefore it is required that pedestrians use a crosswalk when it is provided.
- When NOT at an intersection or marked crosswalk, pedestrians must yield the right of way to all vehicles.
- Cars must yield to pedestrians – they have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks.
- At crosswalks with “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” lights, pedestrians must obey these the same way a car obeys the red and green traffic lights.
- When sidewalks are available, state law requires pedestrians use them.
- When sidewalks are not available to pedestrians, in order to get the best view of traffic, they need to walk on the edge of the left side of the road.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, the experienced attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan might be able to help. Contact our office today for a free consultation.