Stop and Yield*:
- Drivers are now required to both stop and yield right-of-way to pedestrians where required.
- This is different from the previous law that required drivers to yield to pedestrians but not necessarily to stop.
- Examples of where drivers should watch for pedestrians in the intersection and expect to stop:
- Signalized intersections where the driver has a green light and the pedestrian has a WALK signal,
- Stop sign intersections where a pedestrian is in the intersection on the driver’s half of the road (or is about to enter the driver’s half of the road), and
- Driveways, alleys, or private roads where a pedestrian on a sidewalk is crossing or about to cross.
Lisa Torry Smith Act:
- Makes it a criminal offense for a driver that causes bodily injury to a pedestrian (or other vulnerable road user) that is legally using a crosswalk.
- Vulnerable road users include ALL of the following:
- People using electric personal assistive mobility devices,
- People using motor-assisted scooters,
- People using golf carts, and
- People using neighborhood electric vehicles (defined here).
*The Stop and Yield bill was added as an amendment to SB 1055 (Lisa Torry Smith Act), and the two were passed as one piece of legislation.