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These excerpts are provided for information only and NOT as the basis for legal or judicial determinations.  ALWAYS verify them against the most recent available copy of the law.  The entire Vehicle and Traffic Law, sorted by section number, is available from the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission. external link

NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians - Quick Reference - PDF


(These sections of the V&T Law are at the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission.)

Article 27 Pedestrians' Rights and Duties
Section 1150. Pedestrians subject to traffic regulations.
Section 1151. Pedestrians' right of way in crosswalks.
Section 1151-a. Pedestrians' right of way on sidewalks.
Section 1152. Crossing at other than crosswalks.
Section 1153. Provisions relating to blind or visually impaired persons.
Section 1155. Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalks.
Section 1156. Pedestrians on roadways.
Section 1157. Pedestrians soliciting riders, or business.

Pedestrian Safety Index & Overview