3 Replies to “New Sign on Campus”

  1. It is Colorado law that requires vehicles to yield to pedestrians. There were signs up in protest under those signs that said they were posted by “The CSM Coalition for Compliance with Colorado State Law” They got taken down though. I guess signs were cheaper than crosswalk paint…

  2. Colorado Revised Statute:
    Title 42, Article 4, Section 802: Pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks.
    1) 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 crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

    Title 42, Article 4, Section 803: Crossing at other than crosswalks.
    1) 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.

    Title 42, Article 4, Section 807: Drivers to exercise due care.
    Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway 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 upon a roadway. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class A traffic infraction.

    That’s good and all, but there are two caveats. First, Section 802 only applies to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Second, there is no actual definition of a crosswalk. Thus, it could be argued that the installation of wheelchair ramps on the curb could constitute a crosswalk. I’m going to email Public Safety to get a definite answer.

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