Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 18

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-18-15

§ 31-18-15. Pedestrians who are blind or deaf not guided by dog or carrying white cane.

Nothing contained in §§ 31-18-13 — 31-18-16 shall be construed to deprive any person who is blind, visually impaired, or deaf, but not carrying a cane or walking stick, or not being guided by a dog, of the rights and privileges conferred by law upon pedestrians crossing streets or highways. In no case shall the failure of the person who is blind, visually impaired or deaf to carry a cane or walking stick, or to be guided by a guide or signal dog upon the streets, highways, or sidewalks of this state, be held to constitute nor be evidence of contributory negligence.

History of Section.
P.L. 1949, ch. 2255, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 31-18-15; P.L. 1979, ch. 159, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 70; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 70.