Traffic Tip: Use of sidewalks

By David Brogger
Feb. 16, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Pedestrians must walk on sidewalks or, if necessary, on the shoulder of the road facing traffic.

How does this law relate to pedestrians in Victoria?

There was a fatal auto-pedestrian accident last weekend in Victoria.

While this tragic accident was not the fault of the pedestrian, it may have been avoided had the pedestrian been walking on the left side of the road facing oncoming traffic.

This law is in place with the safety of the pedestrian in mind. As a pedestrian, you can't react to the impending danger of an inattentive driver operating a motor vehicle bearing down on you if you can't see the vehicle coming.

For more information on this law, see Traffic Code 552.006, Use Of Sidewalks.

The Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit invites residents to inform us of any traffic issues that you observe. The easiest way to do this is go to our website,, then go to the VPD Customer Service Request tab in the center of the page and follow the directions.

For more information, contact the Victoria Police Traffic Unit at 361-485-3700.



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