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The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.

Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 013 : OPERATION OF VEHICLES

Subchapter 005 : PEDESTRIANS RIGHTS AND DUTIES

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1051)
  • § 1051. Pedestrians' right of way in crosswalks

    (a) If traffic-control signals are not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if necessary, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk.

    (b) No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for a driver to yield.

    (c) If any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear may not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1985, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)