The Texas Driver's Handbook is very clear that pedestrian's have the right of way on Texas roads. It warns drivers to avoid turning their vehicles into a deadly weapon and to always be aware of any pedestrians. This rule is especially true when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk or in a schooling crossing. In these situations, pedestrians always have the right of way.
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