This is a heartbreaking story of 17 year old girl who was killed in Nashville on Thursday, December 19th, while walking through a crosswalk mid-day on a clear sunny afternoon…
From Walk/Bike Nashville and very well said:
As motorists, we must accept our legal and moral duty to cede
right of way to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
About this issue State Law is unequivocal.
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian within a marked crosswalk is a violation of Tennessee State law.
- Even when motorists turn with a green light, pedestrians crossing with the light have the right of way.
- If no marked crosswalk exists, pedestrians passing through uncontrolled intersections still have the right of way.
Nashville High school student killed by vehicle