CROSSWALK LAWS AROUND THE WORLD

This blog is about crosswalks, the people that use them and the laws that pertain to them. Do you use a crosswalk often where you live and do you know what laws protect you when you use them?

這個博客是人行橫道,使用它們的人,涉及到他們的法律。您是否使用人行橫道的時候,你住在哪裡?你知道什麼法律保護你,當你使用它們?

Este blog es sobre los pasos de peatones, las personas que las utilizan y las leyes que se refieren a ellos. ¿Utiliza un paso de peatones a menudo donde usted vive y ¿sabes qué leyes lo protegen cuando los utiliza?

A propos de ce blog est passages pour piétons, les personnes qui les utilisent et les lois qui les concernent. Utilisez-vous un passage pour piétons souvent là où vous vivez et vous savez ce que les lois vous protéger lorsque vous les utilisez?

Over Deze blog is oversteekplaatsen, de mensen die ze gebruiken en de wetten die betrekking hebben op hen. Heeft u een zebrapad Vaak gebruiken waar u woont en weet je wat wetten beschermen u wanneer u ze gebruiken?

A proposito di questo blog è strisce pedonali, le persone che ne fanno uso e le leggi che riguardano loro. Usi un passaggio pedonale spesso dove si vive e si fa a sapere quali leggi proteggono Quando li usate?

Σχετικά με αυτό το blog είναι διαβάσεις, οι άνθρωποι που τα χρησιμοποιούν και τους νόμους που αφορούν τους. Χρησιμοποιείτε μια διάβαση πεζών Συχνά Πού ζείτε και ξέρετε ποιοι νόμοι που προστατεύουν όταν τα χρησιμοποιείτε;

Aquest bloc és sobre els passos de vianants, les persones que les utilitzen i les lleis que es refereixen a ells. Utilitza un pas de vianants sovint on vostè viu i saps quines lleis el protegeixen quan els utilitza?

Is é seo an blag faoi crosswalks, na daoine a úsáideann iad agus na dlíthe a bhaineann leo. An bhfuil tú úsáid as crosswalk minic ina gcónaíonn tú, agus a bhfuil a fhios agat cad dlíthe a chosaint tú nuair a úsáideann tú iad?

Этот блог о переходах, люди, которые используют их и законов, которые относятся к ним. Используете ли вы пешеходный переход часто, где вы живете, и вы знаете, что законы защищают вас, когда вы их используете?

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58 thoughts on “CROSSWALK LAWS AROUND THE WORLD

  1. {STATE of MAINE, USA} MRS Title 29-A 2056 (4) [ Pedestrians in marked crosswalks.] states “When traffic-control devices are not in operation, an operator must yield right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing within a marked crosswalk.”
    I think this law is vague. I`ve done a great deal of research on the subject from the pedestrian point of view and here are some examples of how some operators “approach” the law;
    1. A pedestrian enters a marked crosswalk of a two lane street–the operator on the far side of the street proceeds through the crosswalk because the pedestrian hasn`t reached that side yet.
    2. A pedestrian reaches the center of a two lane street in a marked crosswalk –the operators on both sides of the street proceed through the crosswalk because the pedestrian isn`t on either side of the street so there is no need to “yield the right-of-way”.
    3. A pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, in the process of exiting the crosswalk–the operator on the same side proceeds through the crosswalk BEFORE the pedestrian has left it.
    4. A pedestrian entered a marked crosswalk at an intersection, WITH A TRAFFIC-CONTROLLED DEVICE(WALK LIGHT–20 SECOND DELAY)(17 seconds left), wearing a FLUORESCENT ORANGE VEST, is met by an operator making a RIGHT TURN ON RED LIGHT (legal in the STATE OF MAINE,USA). There was no RED ARROW LIGHT at the intersection to prevent the operator from proceeding through the crosswalk while the pedestrian was in it.

    I think the law should be changed to–” operators from any direction shall come to a complete stop when a pedestrian(s) enter(s) a marked crosswalk and proceed when the pedestrian(s) have completely left the crosswalk.”

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    1. “I think the law should be changed to-” reflect the wisdom of a reasonable person who acknowledges the self-evident inalienable right to freedom of movement using his feet being able to exercise that right without threat from those who have the PRIVILEGE to drive on the roads the State allows them to use.

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