Cal. Veh. Code § 21956

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 21956 - Walking at edge of roadway; no stop absent immediate danger
(a) A pedestrian shall not walk upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district otherwise than close to the pedestrian's left-hand edge of the roadway.
(b) A pedestrian may walk close to their right-hand edge of the roadway if a crosswalk or other means of safely crossing the roadway is not available or if existing traffic or other conditions would compromise the safety of a pedestrian attempting to cross the road.
(1) A peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, shall not stop a pedestrian for a violation of this section unless a reasonably careful person would realize there is an immediate danger of a collision with a moving vehicle or other device moving exclusively by human power.
(2) This subdivision does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for their safety.
(3) This subdivision does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within the roadway.

Ca. Veh. Code § 21956

Amended by Stats 2022 ch 957 (AB 2147),s 12, eff. 1/1/2023.
Amended by Stats 2000 ch 833 (AB 2522), s 10, eff. 1/1/2001.