City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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Section 345.010 Pedestrians' Right-Of-Way in Crosswalk.

[Ord. No. 995 §1001, 5-19-1987]
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, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave the 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. A pedestrian's right-of-way in a crosswalk is modified under the condition as stated in Section 345.050.

Section 345.020 Pedestrian Crossing Roadway.

[Ord. No. 995 §1002, 5-19-1987]
A pedestrian crossing or starting across a roadway at a crosswalk on a green signal or pedestrian "walk" signal shall have right-of-way over all vehicles, including those making turns.

Section 345.030 Pedestrians To Use Right Half of Crosswalk.

[Ord. No. 995 §1003, 5-19-1987]
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.

Section 345.040 Crossing At Right Angles.

[Ord. No. 995 §1004, 5-19-1987]
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, or as provided in Chapter 315.

Section 345.050 When Pedestrians Shall Yield.

[Ord. No. 995 §1005, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than a crosswalk 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. 
A pedestrian crossing or starting across a roadway shall yield the right-of-way upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 310.070 (C) of this Title.

Section 345.060 Obedience of Pedestrians To Bridge and Railroad Signals.

[Ord. No. 995 §1006, 5-19-1987]
No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

Section 345.070 Pedestrians Walking Along Roadway.

[Ord. No. 995 §1007, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Where usable sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. 
Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a roadway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.

Section 345.080 Drivers To Exercise Due Care.

[Ord. No. 995 §1008, 5-19-1987]
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this article, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise the highest degree of care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.

Section 345.090 Pedestrians Soliciting Rides or Business.

[Ord. No. 995 §1009, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
B. 
No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street, or accept employment as guard, watcher, or caretaker of any vehicle parked or about to be parked upon any street.

Section 345.100 Use of White Canes — Care Toward Blind Pedestrians.

[Ord. No. 995 §1010, 5-19-1987]
No pedestrian except one who is wholly or partially blind shall carry a cane or walking stick, white in color, while traversing the public streets and roadways, but such white painted canes or walking sticks may be used by person blind or partially blind as a means of protection and for identification to other pedestrians and to drivers of vehicles; and it shall be unlawful for any driver of any vehicle on approaching any such pedestrian carrying a white painted cane or walking stick to fail to yield the right-of-way or to fail to proceed slowly and carefully so as to avoid accident or injury to such pedestrian; provided that nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as relieving such blind or partially blind pedestrian from compliance with and observance of all other provisions of this Chapter.