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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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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