When and where is it appropriate
to use an in-street pedestrian crossing sign?
An in-street pedestrian crossing sign makes it easier and safer for a pedestrian to cross at an unsignalized crossing.
According to the MUTCD, the In-Street Pedestrian Crossing (R1-6) sign may be used to remind road users of laws regarding right-of-way at an unsignalized pedestrian crossing. Please note that the R1-6a sign shall not be used in New York State.
The legend STATE LAW may be shown at the top of the sign. The legend YIELD TO may be used in conjunction with the appropriate symbol. The In-Street Pedestrian Crossing sign may be installed in the roadway on the centerline of the road. It is important that the road is wide enough to allow traffic to flow unimpeded. Do not place the sign in the crosswalk.
Additional design features that enable pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the street include marked crosswalks, shortened crossing distances achieved through the use of curb extensions, stop bars for motorists located far enough back to provide clear sight distances to motorists of pedestrians in a crosswalk (particularly on multi-lane roadways), and effective signs and signals. Many communities have found that a comprehensive education and enforcement effort helps improve safety.