It is unfortunate but true that many automobile drivers do not respect the rights of pedestrians. Motor vehicle operators have a responsibility to obey the laws of the road and drive in a safe and attentive manner at all times. Likewise, pedestrians must also obey the rules of the road. Often, it is when these rules are not followed that serious injury and even death can result.
There are heightened responsibilities when a driver observes a pedestrian who is a child. It is well known that children are more likely than adults to be distracted, particularly if they are walking with friends. The law requires that drivers exercise extra caution when traveling near children.