Idaho is known for its beautiful landscapes and scenic drives. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, it’s important to understand the rules of the road when it comes to navigating the pedestrian right of way.

UNDERSTANDING IDAHO'S PEDESTRIAN RIGHT OF WAY

In crosswalks lacking traffic control signals, the right of way exclusively favors walkers. Drivers must yield by either slowing down or coming to a complete stop when anyone is inside the crosswalk.

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PEDESTRIANS DON'T RULE THE ROAD

For as much consideration as they're shown, pedestrians don't rule the road. They have their own set of standards to follow.

At crosswalks and intersections equipped with traffic control signals, crossing is only permitted when the walk sign lights up. The same is true when crossing an intersection that doesn't have a stop light.

IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH

Crossing an intersection safely as a pedestrian can mean the difference between life and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, the number of pedestrians killed in crashes was 6,283. This was a 3.4% decrease from 2017.

Fatal pedestrian accidents are all too common, which is why following traffic lights and using crosswalks can help reduce the number of fatalities caused by pedestrian accidents.

Scroll on for four instances when Idaho pedestrians must yield to drivers.

4 TIMES IDAHO PEDESTRIANS LOSE RIGHT OF WAY

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There you have it! Contrary to popular belief, pedestrians aren't always entitled to the right of way in Idaho. Idahoans traversing the Treasure Valley on foot should always use crosswalks or cross at designated crossing areas. When it comes to keeping yourself safe, we think that's a pretty small ask.

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