Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 18
Pedestrians

R.I. Gen. Laws 31-18-20



 31-18-20.  Wheelchairs — Rights and duties.


(a) Every person operating a wheelchair upon a sidewalk or roadway shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to a pedestrian.

(b) Every person riding a motorized wheelchair on a bicycle lane, trail or path shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a bicycle operating on a bicycle lane trail or path except: (1) when those rights or duties, by their very nature, can have no application; or (2) as otherwise specifically provided under chapters 1 — 27 of this title.

History of Section.
P.L. 1985, ch. 116, 2; P.L. 1996, ch. 337, 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 64, 4; P.L. 2005, ch. 67, 4.