Pedestrian Right-of-Way

A common misconception is that “pedestrians always have the right-of-way” on roads, without exception. In the State of Arkansas, pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks. However, Arkansas Code Annotated § 27-51-1204 states, “Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.” Always use a crosswalk when crossing the street!