CHAPTER 345: PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIES
SECTION 345.010: PEDESTRIANS SUBJECT TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals as heretofore declared in Sections 315.060 and 315.070
of this Title, but at all other places pedestrians shall be granted those rights and be subject to the restrictions
stated in this Chapter. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.370)
SECTION 345.020: PEDESTRIANS' RIGHT-OF-WAY IN CROSSWALKS
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. Subsection (A) shall not apply under the conditions stated in Subsection (B) of Section 345.050.
D. 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 such stopped vehicle. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.375)
SECTION 345.030: PEDESTRIANS TO USE RIGHT HALF OF CROSSWALKS
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
SECTION 345.040: CROSSING AT RIGHT ANGLES
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the
shortest route to the opposite curb except in a marked crosswalk. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo.
SECTION 345.050: WHEN PEDESTRIAN SHALL YIELD
A. 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.
B. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian
crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
C. The foregoing rules in this Section have no application under the conditions stated in Section 345.060
when pedestrians are prohibited from crossing at certain designated places. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
SECTION 345.060: PROHIBITED CROSSING
A. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not
cross at any place except in a crosswalk.
B. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.
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C. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by
D. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control
devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official
traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.395)
SECTION 345.070: OBEDIENCE OF PEDESTRIANS TO BRIDGE AND RAILROAD SIGNALS
A. No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal,
gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.
B. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad
grade crossing or bridge when such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. (Ord. No. KK176
§1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.400)
SECTION 345.080: PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG ROADWAYS
A. Where sidewalks are provided it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an
B. Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall when
practicable walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the
opposite direction. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.405)
SECTION 345.090: DRIVERS TO EXERCISE HIGHEST DEGREE OF CARE
Not withstanding the foregoing provisions of this Title, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise the highest
degree of 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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.410)
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