November 4, 2020

Yield To A Person Riding A Bicycle In A Crosswalk

Explanation:

Currently, the Iowa Code only requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.  Trails, widened sidewalks, and sidepaths are being designed for bicycle use and bicyclists are encouraged to use them.  

Take Action:

No action needed at this time.

Need:

Total Crashes 2010-2020 involving pedalcyclist at marked or unmarked crosswalk: 2,034

  • Fatalities: 13
  • Serious Injuries: 175
  • Minor Injuries: 1,044
  • Possible Injuries: 862

Source: Iowa DOT (https://icat.iowadot.gov/)

Language:

§321.327 Pedestrians’ right-of-way. 
Where traffic-control signals are not in place or in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian or bicyclist crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. 


Other Legislation:

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