In California, pedestrians crossing outside of a marked crosswalk must yield the right-of-way to other vehicles.
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According to the official pedestrian crosswalk law, California Vehicle Code 21950 states that vehicle drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing the road.
It also states that pedestrians cannot leave a curb, sidewalk, or another place of safety suddenly, as it may creates an immediate hazard. Read more