When a pedestrian enters a busy intersection, does she have a right of way?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Ropchan v. McQuillan, 1995 CanLII 869 (BC SC):

46 In Keene v. Stene, Davey J.A. addressed s. 165(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act (now s. 177(2)) at pp. 359-360: By the very words of s. 165(2), traffic proceeding along the through street was not obliged to yield her the right of way so long as she remains stationary at the stop sign. That obligation to yield her the right of way only arose when she commenced to enter the intersection while the oncoming traffic was far enough away not to be an immediate hazard.

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