What is the law when it comes to pedestrians jay-walking or crossing in front of moving traffic?
Would I get in trouble for hitting them with my sports car? I live in a city and am sick and tired of pedestrians just walking out into traffic and expecting like 4 lane of traffic to stop for them. It's even worse when the light turns green and I start to accelerate and then someone decide to cross in front of all the moving cars and then they start yell at you as if it's YOUR fault. Would you be in trouble if you hit them? Especially if you didn't "see" them? SFC_Ollie - So they have the right of instrument even if they're walking in front of or through moving traffic? That doesn't make sense. I know they have the right of bearing in crosswalks but not in the middle of the street...? X - Gee if I could afford to pay my rent and nurture myself and stop stressing about money THEN maybe I consider taking a few days off from my 2 job to take a vacation. But thanks for the suggestion since you perceptibly know what's best for me.
well if you get a ticket for jay-walking imagine what they do for merely walking in front of incoming traffic. i dont think you would be at fault. but who know
The Pedestrian always has right of passageway. You hit a pedestrian you will be charged. If A police officer sees them he can write them a ticket, if you hit one you will be charged, Not fair but they aren't going to hurt you if they walk into the side of your vehicle. SFC US Army Retired
In our society that is pumped up on suing, anything can happen. If they are stupid enough to waddle against a green light or jay walk, then the pedestrian is at glitch. However, that won't stop someone you run down from suing you for damages, medical expenses, etc. They only have the right-of-way when the light is red and it is protected for them to do so. But never underestimate the stupidity of people.
I hope you chill out and stop sweating the small stuff.I'm sure you can find much more important stuff to get upset about.A break might do you some good.