4. Duties of pedestrians on road

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Duties of pedestrians on road

4.1. Pedestrians should move on the pavement or pedestrian paths, and in their absence – by the roadside.

Pedestrians, transporting or carrying bulky objects, as well as a person traveling in a wheelchair without engine, can move on the edge of the road if their movement on the pavement or roadside will create a disturbance to other pedestrians.

In the absence of pavements, pedestrian paths or roadsides, and in case of impossibility to move on them, pedestrians can go on a bicycle path or go in one row on the outer edge of the road (on the road with a dividing strip – on the outer edge of the roadway).

When walking on the outer edge of the road, pedestrians must walk towards the movement of vehicles. A person traveling in a wheelchair without engine, driving bicycle in these cases, should move in the direction of movement of vehicles.

While walking along the outer edge of the road or edge of the roadway at night or in poor visibility conditions, pedestrians are recommended to have in their possession light-reflecting items and to ensure the visibility of these items to the drivers of the vehicles.

4.2. The movement of organized pedestrian columns on the carriageway is permitted only in the direction of movement of the vehicles, on the left side and no more than four people in a row. Front and rear of the column on the right side should be accompanied with red flags, but in the dark time of the night and in poor visibility conditions – with lights: in front – of white color, at behind – of the red color.

A group of children is allowed to move only on the pavement and pedestrian paths, and in their absence, and by the roadside, but only in the daytime and only when accompanied by adults.

4.3. Pedestrians should cross the carriageway at a pedestrian (zebra) crossing, the underway and overway, and in their absence – on the intersections (crossings) along the lines of pavements or roadsides.

In the absence of a pedestrian crossing or a road intersection in the visibility zone, it is allowed to cross the road at right angle to the edge of the carriageway, on those places where there is no dividing line and barricades, and it is easily visible from both directions.

4.4. In places where traffic is regulated, pedestrians should be guided by the signals of the traffic controller or a pedestrian traffic light, and in the absence – that of traffic lights.

4.5. At unregulated pedestrian crossings, pedestrians can go on the road after estimating the distance to the approaching vehicles, their speed and are convinced that the crossing of the road will be safe for them. When crossing the road without a zebra crossing pedestrians, in addition, shall not interfere with the movement of vehicles and not move-out from behind a vehicle or other obstacles that limit the  visibility of the drivers, and without convincing of the absence of approaching vehicles.

4.6. Being out on to the road, pedestrians shall not linger or stop, if it is not connected with traffic safety. Pedestrians, who could not finish the transition, must stay on the line separating the transport flows of opposite directions. They can continue the transition, only after ensuring the safety of further movement, and taking into account the signal of the traffic light (controller).

4.7. When the vehicle with the flashing beacon light of red color (blue and red colors, or blue color) and a special sound signal approaches, pedestrians are obliged to refrain from crossing the roadway, and pedestrians, located on it, should immediately clear the roadway.

4.8. Waiting of transport vehicle and taxi is allowed only on the elevated above the road waiting areas, and in their absence – on the pavement or roadside. At bus stops of transportation vehicles that are not equipped with a raised waiting sites, permission to move on the road for boarding a vehicle is allowed only after it has stopped. After exiting the vehicle, it is necessary to leave the roadway without delay.

When moving through the street to or from a stop of the transport vehicle, pedestrians should follow the requirements of the paragraphs 4.4- 4.7 of the Rules.