Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Pedestrian Traffic

Pedestrians Subject To Traffic Regulations

61-8-501. Pedestrians subject to traffic regulations. (1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any traffic control device that is specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.

(2) Pedestrians are subject to traffic control signals and pedestrian control signals at intersections as provided in 61-8-207 and 61-8-208.

(3) At all other places, pedestrians are accorded the privileges and are subject to the restrictions provided in this part.

(4) Local authorities may by ordinance prohibit pedestrians from crossing a roadway within a local government's jurisdiction, except in a marked crosswalk or in an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.

(5) Except as provided in 61-8-506(3) and except when provisions by their nature can have no application, a person operating a manually or mechanically propelled wheelchair or other low-powered, mechanically propelled vehicle designed specifically for use by a physically disabled person is accorded the privileges and is subject to the restrictions applicable to pedestrians provided in this part.

History: En. Sec. 73, Ch. 263, L. 1955; R.C.M. 1947, 32-2176; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 374, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 233, L. 2005.