WVC 17 C- 10 - 2
§17C-10-2. Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.
(a) 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 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. This provision shall
not apply under the conditions stated in section three paragraph
(b) of this article.
(b) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or
at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a
pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle
approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such
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