Presentation on theme: "Sharing the Road With Others Chapter 8. PEDESTRIANS Always be aware of Pedestrians, especially in densely populated areas such as cities or town centers,"— Presentation transcript:
PEDESTRIANS Always be aware of Pedestrians, especially in densely populated areas such as cities or town centers, or near schools and parks. In most cases pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections. Penalty for failure to stop for a pedestrian = 2 points on your license, a fine up to $500, up to 25 days in jail and up to 6 months license suspension There is a crosswalk at all intersections, even if you do not see one painted. This is known as an Unmarked Crosswalk.
CROSSWALKS Motorists are prohibited from blocking a crosswalk with any part of their vehicle when stopped or parked
Crosswalks Motorists must stop and stay stopped while a pedestrian is within a crosswalk unless otherwise directed by a police officer or traffic control signal
Crosswalks Never pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk A motorist should stop about 30 feet from a crosswalk Motorists should be careful when making an allowed right turn on red. Motorists must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk who have the right of way
Yielding to the Visually Challenged Vehicles must stop and give the right of way to: Any blind person who uses a predominantly white or metallic cane Blind person using a seeing eye dog A seeing eye dog instructor training a dog
Motorcycles When sharing the road with motorcycles motorists should keep the following in mind: Be aware of slippery, sloped, or uneven surfaces Check blind spots twice Always leave plenty of room between an automobile and a motorcycle Motorcycles have a shorter stopping distance than an automobile When being passed by a motorycle a motorist should maintain speed and position***
Sharing the Road with Large Vehicles A motorists should always use caution when driving with larger vehicles Remember larger vehicles will require a larger stopping distance and have more visual limitations During bad weather, a truck can take as much as 25% longer to stop
The No-Zone Principle Avoid the areas around trucks where vehicles disappear into blind spots These blind spots are known as No-Zones
Rear No-Zone Stay far behind a truck that is backing up or preparing to back up A motorist should increase following distance behind a truck so the driver can see them Leave extra space when stopping behind a truck, especially when facing uphill. A truck may roll back slightly when it starts to move Be cautious of trucks making turns. They tend to make wide turns
Front No-zone Maintain consistent speed when passing and do not pass until the whole front of the truck can be seen in the rearview mirror. Never pass a truck on the right Side no-zone Drive away from the long blind spots that trucks have Do not linger alongside a truck when passing Head-on no-zone A motorist should bear right when a larger vehicle is traveling toward the vehicle from the opposite direction. This will reduce wind turbulence between the two vehicles and possibly prevent a sideswipe.
Yielding to School and Commercial Buses All non-emergency vehicles must yield to buses re- entering the flow of traffic. Violation of this can result in a fine between $50 and $200 and or up to 15 days in jail
Mopeds Moped drivers should not exceed 25mph and must follow all traffic signs and signals and drive on the right side of the road. Bicycles, Skateboarders, and In-line skaters Motorists should always leave plenty of room when following or passing any of these. These individuals have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Bicyclists riding after dark must must have front and rear lights, as well as a rear reflector. Motorized scooters These miniature motorized scooters are illegal to drive on any public roadway or sidewalk, except on designated municipal or county property They must be registered municipality or county where the owner resides. No one under the age of 12 is permitted to operate a motorized scooter, unless otherwise determined by county or municipality
Low-Speed Vehicles A low-speed vehicle is a vehicle that can attain a speed of at least 20 mph, but not exceed 25 mph on a paved surface LSV Guidelines May not drive on a road with a speed limit of 25 mph or higher A motorist must have a class D license to operate Child restraints in LSVs must meet same standards of passenger vehicles Must have a 17 digit registration number Must be registered and may not be used as a commercial vehicle
Low-Speed Vehicle Federal Regulations LSVs cannot exceed 25 mph and must be equipped with the following: Headlamps, tail lamps, stop lamps Front and rear turn signals Red reflex reflectors on each side of the vehicle and the rear Exterior mirrors Parking brake Windshield Seatbelts Vehicle inspection number
LSV State Requirements State Requirements: Adequate brakes Odometer Speedomoter Original maufacturer’s VIN die-stamped on the body or frame Safety information decal
ATV’s and Animals All-Terrain Vehicles are required to maintain proof of insurance and display valid registration. They are allowed to ride on public roadways and cross roadways when they can do so safely. Best defense against accidents caused by animals is to always look on both sides of the road ahead and be prepared for unexpected movement
Horseback Riders Horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riders have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when using public roadways. Motorists should pass horse-drawn vehicles or horseback riders at a maximum speed of 25 mph. Horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riders must ride with the traffic and keep to the right of any roadway.
Speeding and illumination rules also apply to horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riding