Sec. 24-257.  Right-of-way in crosswalks.


(a)   The operator of any vehicle shall stop when a pedestrian is crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at the end of the block, and shall remain stopped until such time as such pedestrian shall have completed the crossing of such roadway, except at intersections where movement of traffic is being regulated by a police officer or traffic-control signal.


(b)   Whenever any vehicle has stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any other vehicle approaching from the rear to overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.


(c)   Any person violating the terms or provisions of subsections (a) or (b) above shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, be fined in an amount not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), recoverable with costs.


(d)   Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point other than a marked or unmarked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to vehi­cles upon the roadway; provided, that this provision shall not re­lieve the driver of the vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of pedestrians. 


Source:  Code 1962, § 10-4-1; Ord. No. 3010, § 1, 9-8-81; Ord. No. 4210, § 1, 10-7-96

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 60-6,146 to 60-6,154.