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Upper Macungie Township Police Department
Friday October 18th, 2013 :: 07:57 a.m. EDT


UPDATE-Halloween safety


There was a typo contained in yesterday's Halloween message. Pedestrians should walk to the far LEFT of the roadway as possible when walking along the side of the roadway (facing traffic on a two-way highway).

The actual Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section that covers this topic is listed below.

Thanks, and have a safe weekend!

ยง 3544. Pedestrians walking along or on highway.
(a) Mandatory use of available sidewalk.--Where a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
(b) Absence of sidewalk.--Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk only on a shoulder as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.
(c) Absence of sidewalk and shoulder.--Where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway.
(d) Right-of-way to vehicles.--Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

Upper Macungie Township Police Department
37 Grim Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031

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