Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 18

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-18-3

§ 31-18-3. Right-of-way in crosswalk.

(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 § 31-18-6.

(b) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4 and in addition to any other penalty provided by law, a judge or magistrate shall impose a mandatory fine of one hundred dollars ($100) for a second or any subsequent violation of this section.

History of Section.
P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 29, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 31-18-3; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 15; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 113.