WHAT ABOUT PEDESTRIANS ALONG THE HIGHWAY!!

Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department

This Tuesday they are talking about ‘PEDESTRIANS ON HIGHWAYS’.

June is NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH!

Our focus this week is on ‘PEDESTRIANS ON HIGHWAYS!!’

Walking and running are great ways to increase your personal wellness, but there are a few restrictions you should know to increase your personal safety before you get started.

STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE 68 – PEDESTRIANS ON HIGHWAYS STATE:

  • Where a sidewalk is provided, and its use is practicable – it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk/run along and upon an adjacent highway.
  • Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking/running along and upon a highway shall walk/run only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.
  • Where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking/running along and upon a highway shall walk/run as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway, and if on a two-way roadway, shall walk/run only on the left side of the roadway.
  • Except as otherwise provided in this article, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

FOR YOUR SAFETY – in addition to the requirements of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, we strongly encourage wearing bright colored and highly reflective clothing, while walking or running against the flow of traffic if you have to do either on a roadway.

(TRAFFIC STOP TUESDAY is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers)

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