When must a driver yield at a crosswalk for a pedestrian?

The law regarding what a motorist is required to do when approaching a crosswalk where a pedestrian is present varies state by state. In some states, the law requires the motorist to yield, and in other states the motorist is required to stop.

For state-specific laws and codes the Resource Guide on Laws Related to Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a compilation of vehicle and traffic laws that were judged by the guide's developers to have the potential to improve pedestrian or bicycle safety, either positively or negatively. It is designed for easy use by anyone interested in vehicle and traffic law and pedestrian or bicycle safety.

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