Which In-street Crossing Sign 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.

"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 Reads: State Law Reads: School State Law
Alabama Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Alaska Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Arizona Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Arkansas Yield To Y4933 Y4939
California Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Colorado Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Connecticut Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Delaware Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Florida Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Georgia Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Hawaii Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Idaho Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Illinois Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Indiana Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Iowa Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Kansas Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Kentucky Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Louisiana Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Maine Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Maryland Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Massachusetts Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Michigan Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Minnesota Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Mississippi Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Missouri Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Montana Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Nebraska Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Nevada Yield To Y4933 Y4939
New Hampshire Yield To Y4933 Y4939
New Jersey Stop For Y4934 Y4940
New Mexico Yield To Y4933 Y4939
New York Yield To Y4933 Y4939
North Carolina Yield To Y4933 Y4939
North Dakota Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Ohio Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Oklahoma Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Oregon Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Pennsylvania Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Rhode Island Yield To Y4933 Y4939
South Carolina Yield To Y4933 Y4939
South Dakota Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Tennessee Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Texas Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Utah Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Vermont Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Virginia Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Washington Stop For Y4934 Y4940
Washington D.C. Stop For Y4934 Y4940
West Virgina Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Wisconsin Yield To Y4933 Y4939
Wyoming Yield To Y4933 Y4939

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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