Chandler Family Seeks to Make Crosswalks Safe

 After a  jury verdict in their favor, the Chandler family seeks to make El Camino crosswalks safe for others.

 

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right-of-Way?

That's a trick question.  While many of us have been taught that pedestrians have the right-of-way, that's not always true.  A pedestrian must also exercise reasonable care. Such care includes obeying traffic signals, using crosswalks, and not darting into the street.  Also, a pedestrian may waive her right -of-way.  For example, if she motions to a driver to proceed, then the driver may rely upon such "waiver" (pun intended) and proceed. 

When a pedestrian is struck by a driver and suffers personal injury,  if necessary, a jury will decide whether the pedestrian had the right-of-way and acted reasonably.