Crosswalks

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WhatisaCrosswalkCrosswalk: Wherever sidewalks meet the street and where streets intersect, a crosswalk exists, whether painted on the road or not.

Pedestrians: Scan and cross

Pedestrians are required by law to cross roads at crosswalks whenever possible, and drivers expect to see pedestrians crossing at crosswalks and intersections.

Crossing the street mid-block is not a good idea; most pedestrian crashes with cars occur at mid-block crossings, between intersections. So be alert.

Before crossing, pedestrians must stop, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT, and then over the shoulder for turning traffic.

Pedestrians: Don’t disregard traffic

BicyclistStayontheRoadThough pedestrians have the right of way, they must be aware and protect themselves from bicyclists and motorists.

“No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic.” –Code of Virginia § 46.2-92

Motorists and bicyclists must yield to pedestrians

Motorists and bicyclists must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, both marked and unmarked.

Experienced bicyclists should stay on the road

Bicyclists should use the road rather than the sidewalk wherever their experience and ability allows them to do so.