Q: If a pedestrian is walking on a roadway, driveway or public parking lot without proper ground markings where moving
vehicles are visible, is it the pedestrian's responsibility to yield to moving vehicles on said roadways, driveways and public parking lots?
A: In Tennessee, pedestrians are generally required to yield the right-of-way to moving vehicles when walking on roadways, driveways, or public parking lots. It is essential for pedestrians to exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings to avoid potential accidents with vehicles. Both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to follow traffic laws and exercise reasonable care to prevent collisions. If a pedestrian fails to yield to a moving vehicle in a situation where it's required, they may be found partially or fully at fault in case of an accident.
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