Crosswalk Regulations in Georgia
It is important that everyone in Georgia understands the state’s rules and regulations regarding crosswalks. Under the Georgia code (§ 40-6-91), drivers in the state must “stop and stay stopped” for pedestrians who are crossing the street within a crosswalk. It is not simply enough for drivers to give pedestrians the right of way. Instead, drivers must go the extra mile to ensure that they are looking out for pedestrians’ safety at all crosswalks.
When a pedestrian is within a crosswalk on the half of the road in which a driver is traveling, that driver must stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway. Once again, ‘stop’ is the operative word. Yielding is not always sufficient to comply with the law. Georgia drivers are not permitted to ‘squeeze’ around pedestrians who are still in the road, even if they believe that there is sufficient room to do so. Pedestrians’ rights come first at crosswalks in Georgia.
Contact Our Crosswalk Accident Lawyers in Conyers
At MG Law, our Conyers, GA car accident lawyers have extensive experience handling pedestrian collisions claims, including crosswalk accident cases. If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident in Rockdale County, we are here to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Conyers, GA office today at (770) 988-5252 to schedule a free legal consultation. Our law firm takes on all pedestrian injury claims on a contingency basis — that means that we only get paid if we win or successfully settle your personal injury case.