Pennsylvania pedestrian crosswalk laws require that both drivers and pedestrians exercise caution in an effort to prevent serious accidents.
Specifically, the law found in Title 75, Chapter 35, Section 3542 requires:
- Drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks or at intersections when there are no traffic signals in place.
- Pedestrians not to leave the curb, or other place of safety, when there is a vehicle so close that it presents a hazard.
- Other vehicles approaching from the rear of a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross the road not to pass the vehicle which is stopped.
PA pedestrian crosswalk laws have been passed to help prevent accident injuries and deaths. Unfortunately, accidents still occur. If you know someone who has been injured in a pedestrian crash at a Pennsylvania crosswalk, please share this page with that person so that he or she can understand what should have happened to prevent the accident.