The DeFuniak Springs Police from time to time receive complaints that motorist are showing no due diligence to pedestrians within the city, the most recent complaint was on North 6th Street, which gives pedestrians access to the east entrance of the Walton County Courthouse from an adjacent parking lot.
Failing to obey the pedestrian laws is quite costly if cited for this offense. The Office of the City Marshal, DeFuniak Springs Police would like to remind our citizens (motorist) to use caution when driving in these areas throughout the city, because your safety is important to us.
Below you will find a brief summary of the Florida Statues on Crosswalks, Pedestrians and Etc., however if you should have any additional questions or concerns we encourage you to contact a member of our staff.
Crosswalk defined by F.S.S. 316.003
6(b) any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.
F.S.S. 316.2061 No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle the driver is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians.
Infraction -Moving Violation.
Fine Imposed $161