Colorado has no shortage of opportunities for people who like to get around on foot. From hiking trails to busy crosswalks, both walkers and runners benefit from following some commonsense safety advice. Here are a few tips designed to keep pedestrians safe:
Walk signal safety tips:
Under Colorado laws, motorists must stop for pedestrians who are in the same half of the roadway the vehicle is in or close enough to be in danger. This includes intersections with stop signs, traffic lights, or no signal at all. When a vehicle stops to allow a pedestrian to cross, other vehicles are prohibited from going around the stopped vehicle.
Despite the clear language of pedestrian safety laws, some drivers fail to obey, putting innocent lives at risk. If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a careless driver, you have rights, and the attorneys at Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, LLC, are here to protect them. You can reach our law offices online or by telephone at 303-209-9395 for a free legal consultation.