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Idaho Rules of the Road: Driving Upon Sidewalks

Operating a vehicle in an inappropriate manner such as driving upon sidewalks, is prohibited by Idaho Rules of the Road.  However, this law does not apply to bicycles or skateboards or motorized wheelchairs.

The law concerning driving upon a sidewalk are as follows as stated in the Idaho Rules of the Road:

Idaho Code § 49-605.  Driving upon sidewalks

No person shall drive any vehicle upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or temporary driveway. This section shall not apply to any vehicle moved exclusively by human power, a personal delivery device, an electric personal assistive mobility device, nor to any motorized wheelchair. For the purposes of assuring the safety of pedestrians and others using sidewalks, a political subdivision having jurisdiction over sidewalks may, by ordinance or by traffic control device, regulate the time, place and manner of the operation of electric personal assistive mobility devices.

Walking vs. Driving

National Geographic reported in 2012 that only 34 percent of Americans walk to destinations (school, jobs, shopping, etc.). Germans and Spaniards reportedly walk about twice as much. Why don’t Americans choose to walk more? The biggest reason is most consider walking to be dangerous. A report from the nonprofit organization National Complete Streets Coalitions said 47,000 pedestrians were killed in the United States between 2003 to 2012. In addition, 676,000 pedestrians were injured. This number is equivalent to a car or truck hitting a pedestrian every eight minutes.

Personal Injury Law Firm Boise, ID

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Most Common Mistakes That Can Sink Your Personal Injury Claim

Call Now For A Free Consultation (208) 322-7274 Most Common Mistakes That Can Sink Your Personal Injury Claim If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you need an experienced, trusted and knowledgeable personal injury attorney to handle your personal injury claim. Why? Well, there are some common mistakes that…

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Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving Injuries

Call Now For A Free Consultation (208) 322-7274 Recoverable Damages After an Accident Involving Injuries After being injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, semi truck accident or any other type of injury accident, the insurance company will press to come to a quick settlement. This is so you get as little compensation for damages…

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Boise, Idaho Law Office

Our Boise, Idaho law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Boise, including clients injured in accidents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell. Visit or call our Boise office now.

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1150 W State St. #300
Boise, ID 83702
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