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.
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.
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right-half of crosswalks.
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 crosswalk.
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.
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.
Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a crosswalk.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk in any business district.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any street designated by ordinance.
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.
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.
[R.O. 2008 §16-420; Ord. No. 977 §1(10.5), 1-5-1981; Ord. No. 5369 §1, 5-12-2014]
Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk, run or jog along or upon an adjacent roadway.
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking or jogging along or upon a highway shall, when practical, walk, run or jog only on the left side of the roadway or at the shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §300.405, RSMo.
Notwithstanding 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.
[R.O. 2008 §16-421; Ord. No. 977 §1(10.7), 1-5-1981]
Any child walking to or from school while school is in session shall be required to cross any street which has a marked school crossing crosswalk within such crosswalk.