In-street Crosswalk Sign FAQ

Which In-street Crossing Sign Do I Need?

Which In-Street Crosswalk Signs Do I Need?

In-street crosswalk signs can be installed to increase the visibility of a crosswalk and to give drivers more warning where they will need to yield or stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

While the name of "in-street crosswalk signs" might give you a clue as to where these signs are posted, there are still specific rules set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as to where these signs should be installed.

From the standard in the FHWA’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Section 2B.12 In-Street and Overhead Pedestrian Crossing Signs:

"If used, the In-Street Pedestrian Crossing sign shall be placed in the roadway at the crosswalk location on the center line, on a lane line, or on a median island. The In-Street Pedestrian Crossing sign shall not be post-mounted on the left-hand or right-hand side of the roadway."

"The In-Street Pedestrian Crossing sign and the Overhead Pedestrian Crossing sign shall not be used at signalized locations."

There are two types of in-street crosswalk signs: "yield to" and "stop for" signs. Each type has a legend that alerts drivers to the state law requiring vehicles to either yield or stop at crosswalks.

In-Street Crosswalk Signs

"The STOP FOR legend shall only be used in States where the State law specifically requires that a driver must stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk." (MUTCD Section 2B.12)

There are also versions of these crossing signs specifically for school zones, with "School" outlined and added to the sign legend above "State Law."

The following table represents the most recent information available online related to state laws regarding in-street pedestrian crosswalk signs. Each state may have additional and/or more accurate information available to its residents through its government offices, websites, and other resources. SafetySign.com cannot guarantee the accuracy of these specific regulations, and strongly recommends the end user of in-street pedestrian crossing signs to check official sources before purchasing and installing these signs.

State

"Yield To" or "Stop For" Signs

Alabama

Yield To

Alaska

Yield To

Arizona

Yield To

Arkansas

Yield To

California

Yield To

Colorado

Yield To

Connecticut

Yield To

Delaware

Yield To

Florida

Stop For

Georgia

Stop For

Hawaii

Stop For

Idaho

Yield To

Illinois

Stop For

Indiana

Yield To

Iowa

Yield To

Kansas

Yield To

Kentucky

Yield To

Louisiana

Stop For

Maine

Yield To

Maryland

Stop For

Massachusetts

Yield To

Michigan

Yield To

Minnesota

Stop For

Mississippi

Yield To

Missouri

Yield To

Montana

Yield To

Nebraska

Yield To

Nevada

Yield To

New Hampshire

Yield To

New Jersey

Stop For

New Mexico

Yield To

New York

Yield To

North Carolina

Yield To

North Dakota

Yield To

Ohio

Yield To

Oklahoma

Yield To

Oregon

Stop For

Pennsylvania

Yield To

Rhode Island

Yield To

South Carolina

Yield To

South Dakota

Yield To

Tennessee

Yield To

Texas

Yield To

Utah

Yield To

Vermont

Yield To

Virginia

Yield To

Washington

Stop For

Washington D.C.

Stop For

West Virginia

Yield To

Wisconsin

Yield To

Wyoming

Yield To

With the information from your state government and knowledge of the crosswalk where these signs would be used, in-street crossing signs can be useful and effective safety enhancements for pedestrians. To browse different in-street sign configurations and accessories, visit our in-street crossing signs page.

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