Philadelphia, PA asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey

Q: In New Jersey, when is a pedestrian crossing a roadway?

Does the right of way begin when the pedestrian is standing on the corner waiting to cross or when they have stepped into the crosswalk? My question is because I received 'Pedestrian - Failure to Yield - Right of Way' ticket. In this instance the pedestrian was standing on the sidewalk, on the corner of the street and had not yet entered the crosswalk. Does the law indicate where pedestrian right of way begins?

1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Logically it would be when the person steps onto the road, the reality in court is generally different, thus it is when the person steps onto that pad that is right before the actual start of the road according to most judges. If charged get yourself a lawyer most of the time we can help you reduce or eliminate the penalties you face. That being said hiring a good lawyer is never cheap and as many say a cheap lawyer is generally never . . . .

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