Passing a Stopped Vehicle While Pedestrians are Crossing

Passing a Stopped Vehicle While Pedestrians are Crossing

Did you know that it’s illegal for a car to pass another car stopped at a pedestrian crossing zone?

Los Angeles drivers are familiar with pedestrian crossings throughout our City.  Some of these crosswalks are near local schools.

In Hancock Park alone, these pedestrian crosswalks include Third Street and Las Palmas, as well as Beverly Boulevard and Fuller.

Vehicle Code Section 21951 says that wherever a vehicle has stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.

If you’re approaching a pedestrian crosswalk, and you see other cars stopped or stopping, odds are there’s a pedestrian making his or her way across the street.

Don’t pass or get impatient.  Stop, and let the pedestrian complete his journey.

You can read more ways to avoid pedestrian accidents here.

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