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(A) Pedestrians subject to traffic regulations.
(1) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in this chapter, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this section.
(2) Pedestrians shall strictly comply with the directions of all official traffic control signals in the City of Canton, and it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to cross any street or roadway in the fire limits of the City of Canton except in a designated crosswalk.
(B) 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 cross walk 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, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(2) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
(C) Between adjacent intersections. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(D) Drivers to exercise due care. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section 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 confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.
(E) Pedestrians to use a right half of crosswalk. Pedestrians shall move, whenever possible upon the right half of crosswalk.
(F) Pedestrians on roadways.
(1) Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
(2) Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian along and upon a highway shall when possible walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
(Ord. 64-12, passed 12-21-1964) Penalty, see § 70.99