Blind Pedestrians Extended Protections Under Tennessee Law

Blind or visually-impaired pedestrians using a white cane or stick (or white cane or stick tipped in red) or guided by a guide dog or a dog with a blaze orange lease has the right-of-way while crossing any public street in Tennessee

Vehicles who seek such persons must bring their vehicle to a complete stop and take all reasonable precautions before moving the vehicle to avoid injury to the visually-impaired person.

Violation of this law is a Class C misdemeanor. 

John Day has represented pedestrians struck by motor vehicles  for almost 30 years.  Call 1-866-813-8787 (615-742-4880 on Middle Tennessee) for a free consultation in any type of Tennessee  personal injury or wrongful death claim.

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