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State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2015
HOUSE BILL NO. 1032
Introduced by: The Committee on Transportation at the request of the Department of
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding stopping for
pedestrians at crosswalks.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 32-27-1 be amended to read as follows:
32-27-1. The driver of any vehicle upon a highway
within a business or residence district
shall yield the right-of-way to shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop for a pedestrian crossing
the highway entering or within any clearly marked crosswalk or any regular pedestrian crossing
included in the prolongation of the lateral boundary lines of the adjacent sidewalk at the end of
a block, except at intersections where the movement of traffic is being regulated by traffic
officers or traffic direction devices until the pedestrian has completed crossing.
If there is a divided highway with a median, the driver may proceed once the pedestrian has
proceeded through the driver's lane and has reached the median.
If any vehicle is stopped at a crosswalk, or other pedestrian crossing to permit a pedestrian
to cross, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall also stop until the
pedestrian has completed crossing. However, no pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other
place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute an
immediate hazard. A violation of this section by a driver is a
petty offense Class 2 misdemeanor.
This section does not apply if the movement of traffic is being regulated by a traffic officer
or traffic direction device.