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SMC 11.40.420 Pedestrian right-of-way - Seattle Municipal CodeThe City Council may by ordinance designate streets upon which pedestrians will be granted right-of-way over vehicles using that street. (Ord. 108200 Section 2(11.40.420), 1979.)
SMC 11.58.310 Regard for pedestrians - Seattle Municipal CodeNotwithstanding the provisions of Chapters 11.40 and 11.44, every operator of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or person riding a bicycle upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise all proper precautions upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway. (RCW 46.61.245) (Ord. 108200 Section 2(11.58.310), 1979.)
SMC 15.48.010 Snow and ice removal - Seattle Municipal CodeIt is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of private property to remove snow and ice on the sidewalks abutting his or her property in a timely manner and, if practical, prevent its becoming or remaining in an icy, ridged, uneven or humped condition or in a condition which is potentially hazardous to users of the public sidewalks. (Ord. 117569 Section 121, 1995; Ord. 90047 Section 39, 1961.
RCW 70.84.040 - Pedestrians With A Walking Cane Or Guide DogThe driver of a vehicle approaching a totally or partially blind pedestrian who is carrying a cane predominantly white in color (with or without a red tip), a totally or partially blind or hearing impaired pedestrian using a dog guide, or an otherwise physically disabled person using a service animal shall take all necessary precautions to avoid injury to such pedestrian. Any driver who fails to take such precaution shall be liable in damages for any injury caused such pedestrian. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to drive into or upon any crosswalk while there is on such crosswalk, such pedestrian, crossing or attempting to cross the roadway, if such pedestrian is using a white cane, using a dog guide, or using a service animal. The failure of any such pedestrian so to signal shall not deprive him of the right of way accorded him by other laws.
Pedestrian Accidents in Marked and Unmarked CrosswalksAn "unmarked" crosswalk is a legal crossing approximately perpendicular to the roadway that does not have painted lines or special surface material to designate the prolongation of the sidewalks of an intersecting cross street.
Traffic Safety Report Bicyclists and Other Cyclists, 2006Bicyclists and other cyclists include riders of two-wheel non motorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals.
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