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Michigan Pedestrian Traffic Laws

In Michigan, vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within a crosswalk that are in the same half of the roadway as the vehicle or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Pedestrians may not suddenly leave the curb and enter a crosswalk into the path of a moving vehicle that is so close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked crosswalk at an intersection.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Michigan, please contact us.  We will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you if you have been involved in a Michigan pedestrian accident.

Michigan Vehicle Codes Pertaining to Pedestrians

Section 257 Michigan Motor Vehicles Code

  • Traffic Signals – Pedestrians and drivers alike are required to be aware of and follow traffic control signals. Red and yellow arrow indicators, crosswalk signs, pavement markings, and other traffic signals provide safe methods of traffic flow for both drivers and pedestrians. Always be aware of designated pedestrian crossing areas.
  • School Zones – School zones are a particularly busy area for pedestrians and drivers should be aware of marked school speed zones and times of operation. Drivers and pedestrians must obey all electronic signals as well as those from crossing guard personnel. Drivers should pay particular attention when approaching school zones, even when normal school is suspended or dismissed. After-school and summer programs are numerous and pedestrians can still be present.
  • Emergency Workers – Special codes provide protection for emergency workers, solid waste collection personnel, utility service personnel, and road maintenance personnel along the roadways. When workers and/or their vehicles are present, drivers should exercise special caution regarding speed and vigilance. Stiff penalties can be imposed on drivers who ignore workers along the roadside because of their vulnerability to injury.
  • Pedestrians Prohibited – Pedestrian traffic is specifically prohibited on certain highways and limited access highways. Such thoroughfares contain large volumes of high-speed traffic and are unsuitable for pedestrians. Only emergency pedestrian traffic is allowed, such as a case of vehicular breakdown or accident.

Contact Our Michigan Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

The Mike Morse Law Firm has helped Michigan accident victims since 1995.  If you have been injured in a Michigan pedestrian accident, please contact us for help.  Pedestrians have legal rights, request a free consultation for us to help you defend yours.

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