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      01-09-2006, 04:34 PM   #35
timzerofive
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Read this, its left up to the cop to interprete the meaning of this code. And thus, anytime a pedestrian is within the crosswalk, the cop can claim that he determined you didn't exercise enough caution. Unless you can prove otherwise with photo or video, you're not going to win any points in the traffic court. Just pay the fine, go to traffic school and call it bad luck.

Right-of-Way at Crosswalks


21950. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety. No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. No pedestrian may unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.
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