Article 11. Pedestrians

Sec. 63. Pedestrians; Obedience to Traffic-Control Devices and Traffic Regulations.

(a) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device specifically applicable to him, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic and pedestrian-control signals as provided in Sections 13 and 14.

(c) At all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this ordinance. (K.S.A. 8-1532)

Sec. 64. Pedestrians' Right-of-Way in Crosswalks; Control Signals.

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

(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.

(c) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply under the conditions stated in subsection (b) of Section 65.

(d) Whenever 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 shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle. (K.S.A. 8-1533)

Sec. 65. Crossing at Other Than Crosswalks; Jaywalking.

(a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

(b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

(c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.

(d) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements. (K.S.A. 8-1534)

Sec. 66. Drivers to Exercise Due Care. Notwithstanding other provisions of this article, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian, and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person. (K.S.A. 8-1535)

Sec. 67. Pedestrians to Use Right Half of Crosswalks. Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable upon the right half of crosswalks. (K.S.A. 8-1536)

Sec. 68. Pedestrians on Highways.

(a) Where a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

(b) Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.

(c) Where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway, and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway.

(d) Except as otherwise provided in this article, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. (K.S.A. 8-1537)

Sec. 69. Pedestrians Soliciting Rides or Business.

(a) No person shall stand upon or along a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.

(b) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.

(c) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.

(d) The soliciting of contributions under subsection (b) shall not be prohibited if such person or organization has first obtained a permit authorizing such soliciting from the city. (K.S.A. Supp. 8-1538)

Sec. 70. Driving Through Safety Zone Prohibited. No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone. (K.S.A. 8-1539)

Sec. 71. Pedestrians Right-of-Way on Sidewalks. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk. (K.S.A. 8-1540)

Sec. 72. Pedestrians Yield to Authorized Emergency Vehicles.

(a) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal meeting the requirements of subsection (d) of Section 174 and visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 160 of this ordinance, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, every pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to the authorized emergency vehicle.

(b) This section shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway nor from the duty to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian. (K.S.A. 8-1541)

Sec. 73. Blind Pedestrian Right-of-Way. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any blind pedestrian carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide dog. (K.S.A. 8-1542)

Sec. 74. Pedestrian Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which renders such pedestrian a hazard shall not walk or be upon a highway except on a sidewalk. (K.S.A. 8-1543)

Sec. 75. Bridge or Railroad Signals.

(a) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.

(b) No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. (K.S.A. 8-1544)


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