A pedestrian is a person on foot or who uses a conveyance such as roller skates, skateboard, etc., other than a bicycle. A pedestrian can also be a person with a disability using a tricycle, quadricycle, or wheelchair for transportation.
- If you approach a pedestrian crossing at a corner or other crosswalk, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at a corner with or without traffic signal lights, whether or not the crosswalk is marked by painted lines, you are required to exercise caution and reduce your speed, or stop if necessary, to ensure the safety of the pedestrian.
- Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk. A pedestrian you cannot see may be crossing the street. Stop and proceed when all pedestrians have crossed the street.
- Do not drive on a sidewalk, except to cross it to enter or exit a driveway or alley. When crossing, yield to all pedestrians.
- Do not stop in a crosswalk. You will place pedestrians in danger.
- Remember, if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you, they are ready to cross the street. Yield to the pedestrian.
Allow sufficient time to cross the street for:
- Older pedestrians
- Disabled pedestrians
- Pedestrians with young children
- Obey signs pertaining to pedestrians.
- When a blind person pulls in their cane and steps away from the intersection, this gesture usually means for you to go.
|Important:||Blind pedestrians rely on the sound of your vehicle to become aware of your vehicle’s presence, and the sound of the pedestrian signal to know when they are able to safely cross the street. It is important that you stop your vehicle within 5 feet of the crosswalk. Drivers of hybrid or electric vehicles must remain especially aware that the lack of engine or electric motor noise may cause a blind pedestrian to assume there is not a vehicle nearby.|
According to Guam’s Traffic Violation Bureau’s (TVB) Traffic Fine Schedule
|GCA (Guam Code Annotated) Code||Description||Eff. 01/01/14|
|3328||Fail to Yield to Pedestrian||$200.00|
|3329||Fail to Yield to Pedestrian (Intersection)||$200.00|
Guam Construction Update
Motorists are advised to drive cautiously through the construction zones, observe all posted speed limit and construction signs, and carefully heed flaggers (when present). Alternate routes and/or adjusting drive times when feasible are encouraged.
From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday, 6/28/22 to Friday, 7/1/22, motorists are advised there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures on Route 1 for southbound and northbound traffic between Route 30 (Governor Carlos G. Camacho Road) and Route 10A (Airport Road).
From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, 7/2/22 and Sunday, 7/3/22, there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures on Route 1 for southbound and northbound traffic between Route 30 (Governor Carlos G. Camacho Road) and Route 14B (Ypao Road).
Motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures at the Route 4 / Chalan Santo Papa and Route 4 / Route 1 intersection from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, 6/27/22 – Friday, 7/1/22, weather permitting.
Motorists are advised that there will be lane shifts and intermittent lane closures along Route 28 (Y Sengsong) from West San Antonio Avenue to Aurora Street and from the DPW Coral Pit to Bumuchachu Street from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, 6/27/22 – Friday, 7/1/22.
The DPW contractor will continue paving Sgt. Roy T. Damian Jr. St starting near World Mart, working east towards Barrigada. While the dates work will occur have yet to be determined, we encourage residents along the street to exercise caution. There will be intermittent lane closures.