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Writer: Onus of responsibility, vehicles v pedestrian, is on driver
Statute puts onus of responsibility on driver, says writer who has had narrow escapes on Columbia's Public Square cites Kentucky Statute protecting pedestrians which is much broader than many are aware
By 'Narrow Escapes on the Square'
Paragraph four of section 189.570 of the KRS (Kentucky Revised Statutes) addresses, in plain, simple, language, the vehicle v pedestrian situation on Columbia's Square:
"(4) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation the operator 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 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."Certainly, it is incumbent upon pedestrians to be alert, attentive, and vigilant when crossing a street, but when / where crosswalks exist, Kentucky law puts the onus of responsibility squarely on the driver. - Narrow escapes on the Square
Comments re article 91806 Joyce Coomer Puts onus of responsibility on pedestrians
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