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Chapter 8. Other Road Users It is important for a motorist to remember that he/she is not the only one using the roadways. Pedestrians. Second largest category of MV deaths/injuries in NJ. Motorists are prohibited from blocking the crosswalk when stopped at a red light/stop sign.

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Chapter 8

Other Road Users

It is important for a motorist to remember that he/she is not the only one using the roadways.


Pedestrians

  • Second largest category of MV deaths/injuries in NJ.

  • Motorists are prohibited from blocking the crosswalk when stopped at a red light/stop sign.

  • Watch for signs that mark special hazard zones, such as school zones, bus stops, playgrounds, parks, where children are most likely to play or cross streets.


MATURE DRIVERS (55+)

  • Normal physical changes are part of the aging process. (vision, hearing, reaction time, flexibility)

  • Can follow some important tips: choose time/road best suited for driving ability, stay alert, share driving time with another person, keep license current, annual vision check-ups, medication effects, etc.


Motorcycles

  • Same laws governing cars also govern motorcycles.

  • Never follow too closely (slippery roads, objects on roadway)

  • Failure to detect recognize in traffic is the most common cause of collisions


Trucks, Tractor-trailers, Buses

  • Many limitations regarding visibility, stopping distances, maneuverability.

  • Several no-zones (blind spots): Rear, front, side, and head on no zones


Mopeds

  • May not exceed 25 mph

  • Must follow all traffic signs and signals and drive on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic.

  • Always be alert for mopeds; smaller than motorcycles and harder to see.


Bicycles, Skateboards, Inline skates

  • Leave plenty of room when following/passing.

  • Have same rights as a moving MV.

  • After dark, bikes must have front/rear lights and a rear reflector.


Motorists Must Yield To:

  • Visually Challenged People crossing any highway or intersection

  • Bicyclists, Skateboarders, In-line Skaters

  • Don’t follow motorcycles or moped too closely

  • Be aware of trucks on the road and their respective blind spots


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