Crosswalk Safety

Crosswalk
State law requires that motorists stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks. Drivers must yield whether the crosswalk is at an intersection or mid-block and regardless of whether there are pedestrian crossing lights or signs.

Crosswalks have two parallel white lines or a series of white blocks extending across the road. A crosswalk is implied wherever a sidewalk stops at an intersection and continues on the other side.

Safety is paramount. Drivers should use their horn if a pedestrian begins crossing without the right-of-way. If the pedestrian doesn't stop, the driver must.

Learn the law for drivers and pedestrians in this crosswalk safety brochure.

When You're Driving

  • Before turning, be sure the path is clear of people walking.
  • Look behind you before backing up.
  • Keep an eye out for people walking at night.

When You're Walking

  • Before crossing, look in all directions and watch for drivers turning.
  • Obey all pedestrian traffic signals. At an intersection with ordinary traffic signals, pedestrians must obey the same signals as drivers traveling in the same direction.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic as far away from the road as possible.

Learn the law for drivers and pedestrians in this crosswalk safety brochure.

Crosswalk Safety Campaign

The Holly Springs Police Department's traffic unit conducts periodic monitoring of crosswalks to ensure that motorists are stopping for pedestrians as state law requires.