Michigan Pedestrian Traffic Laws

All vehicles must give the right-of-way to pedestrians within a pedestrian crossing that is in the same side of the road as the automobile or when a pedestrian is approaching closely enough from the opposite direction of the roadway to be in danger. Pedestrians should not leave the curb suddenly and enter a pedestrian crossing into the path of a vehicle that is so close the vehicle is unable to yield. Pedestrians must give the right-of-way to vehicles when crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crossing at an intersection.

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Michigan Vehicle Codes Referring To Pedestrians

Section 257 Michigan Motor Vehicles Code

  • Traffic Signals – Pedestrians and drivers both are required to be well aware of and follow traffic control signals. Red and yellow arrow indicators, crosswalk signs, pavement markings, and other traffic signals give safe methods of traffic flow for both drivers and pedestrians. Always be aware of designated pedestrian crossing areas.
  • School Zones – School zones are an especially busy area for pedestrians and drivers should be aware of marked school speed areas and times of operation. Drivers and pedestrians must follow all electronic signals as well as those from crossing guard personnel. Drivers should pay special attention when approaching school areas, even when normal school is suspended or dismissed. After-school and summer programs are numerous, and pedestrians can still be present.
  • Pedestrians Prohibited – Pedestrian traffic is prohibited explicitly on specific highways and limited access highways. Such roadways contain large volumes of high-speed traffic and are unsuitable for pedestrians. Only emergency pedestrian traffic is allowed, like a case of vehicular breakdown or accident.
  • Emergency Workers – Special codes protect emergency workers, solid waste collection personnel, utility service personnel, and road maintenance personnel along the roadways. When workers and their vehicles are present, drivers should exercise extra caution regarding speed and vigilance. Stiff penalties can be imposed on drivers who ignore workers along the roadside because of their vulnerability to injury.

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