Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Amended 1-13-2014 by Ord. No. 2013-21]
Except where otherwise indicated by a crosswalk or other official traffic control devices, a pedestrian shall cross a roadway at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb. No person shall, after having been given due notice warning by a police officer, persist in walking or standing on any traffic island or upon the roadway of any street or highway, except for the purpose of crossing the roadway at an intersection or designated crosswalk or for the purpose of entering or exiting a vehicle at the curb or for some other lawful purpose. Any police officer observing any person violating this provision may request or order such person to remove themselves from such roadway or traffic island and may arrest such person if they fail to comply with such request or order.
It shall be unlawful for any person to actuate a pedestrian control signal or to enter a crosswalk unless a crossing of the roadway is intended.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 16-32.1, Parades or processions upon highways, was repealed 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-9. See Art. XI of this chapter.
Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, 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 obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.