Question: Is it illegal to drive a vehicle barefoot?
A: I did not find any law in the Revised Code of Washington that prohibits barefoot driving.
Q: I always stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk but recently wondered if they are to obey stop signs. Example: Williams Street is nonstop with the exception of the Monroe intersection. The other crosses have stops. Is the pedestrian allowed to just continue even though they have a stop sign and the driver on Williams, who doesn't have to stop, must stop?
A: Yes, the driver must stop for a person using or waiting to use the crosswalk. The stop signs are for the vehicular traffic on the street. The pedestrian does have the requirement to make sure the driver has time to see him/her and stop before stepping off the curb.
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David Wright is a retired officer from the Bellingham Police Department who is now on the Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force.