Your Role as a Driver Drivers should not block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn. You also should not stop with a portion of your vehicle over the crosswalk area. Blocking the crosswalk forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation As a driver it is your responsibility to yield the right-of- way, slowing down or stopping if need be to yield to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon half of the roadway which you are traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger When in a marked school zone when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, as a driver you shall stop to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk. You shall remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the roadway on which your vehicle is stopped. Remember it’s the law Be alert to persons entering the roadway or crosswalks at any location where pedestrian traffic is heavy Be alert to pedestrians to the right of your vehicle and be especially watchful for pedestrians when you are making aright turn You must immediately yield to pedestrians as soon as they step off the curb into the roadway when the pedestrian is on your half of the road or so close to your half of the road that they are in a position of danger Always yield to blind pedestrians carrying a white, metallic, red tipped white cane or using a guide dog Children are often the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to lookout for children in residential areas and at times and places where children are likely to be around. (school zones, school bus stops, playgrounds, parks, near ice cream or snack vendor vehicles carts Yield to pedestrians walking on the sidewalk when you’re entering or leaving a driveway, public parking garage, alley or parking lot and your path of travel crosses the sidewalk • Don’t honk your horn, rev up your engine or do anything to rush or scare a pedestrian in front of your car, even if you have the legal right-of-way.