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Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian

Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian

Trust Your Case to a New York City Traffic Lawyer

New York state law provides extensive regulations and restrictions for both motorists and pedestrians alike. When it comes to right of way, pedestrians usually have it unless they exhibit extremely reckless or negligent behavior, such as jaywalking or stepping in front of a moving vehicle without adequate time for the car to stop.

The following are several sections of the New York Vehicle and Transportation Law (N.Y. VTL) and their relative regulations:

  • N.Y. VLT §1142(b): Motorists must yield to any pedestrian crossing the road on which they are travelling. Also, a collision with a pedestrian in a crosswalk will be considered sufficient evidence of failure to yield to said pedestrian.
  • N.Y VTL §1151: Even when there is no traffic signal or working signal, a driver must yield to a pedestrian who is crossing within a crosswalk. No vehicle may pass another vehicle if it is stopped in order to allow a pedestrian to cross at an intersection. Any pedestrian who steps from a safe place and walks/runs in front of a vehicle that is too close to yield has no right of way.

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Our firm has more than 25 years of collective legal experience, so contact one of our NYC traffic ticket lawyers today for a free case evaluation. Each member of our team is highly recognized for their skill and legal excellence and will stop at nothing to have your case dismissed. Otherwise, you may face high fines and receive points on your driving record.

Call today at (877) 803-2603 to find out if we are the right fit for you! Attorney Margo Gannes and Attorney Philip Musico are both skilled in taking cases to trial, having handled thousands of traffic violation cases each.

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