Pedestrian Accidents

Are Pedestrian Rights Different Outside of Crosswalks?

Many pedestrians and drivers alike are unaware of pedestrian rights inside and outside of crosswalks. Georgia is a state known for its unique crosswalk laws – since 1995, Georgia drivers must stop and remain stopped while a pedestrian is in a crosswalk. Other states simply require that drivers yield to a pedestrian, but this Georgia law saves pedestrian lives, helps reduce accidents with pedestrians and catches drivers off guard. If a pedestrian is crossing outside of a crosswalk, the law becomes more complicated. Pedestrian Rights Inside Crosswalks Under Georgia law, drivers of motor vehicles must allow a pedestrian to complete… read more