Traffic Safety

Sec. 28-222. - Crossing at other than crosswalks. FINE: $25 plus court costs

  1. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
  2. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
  3. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
  4. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
  5. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than in a crosswalk upon any of the through streets set forth in Schedule "J."
    In our area ONLY University Street is a schedule J road. That is important to know because when you are walking across Bradley Avenue, and many other streets across campus, it is perfectly legal to cross in the middle road even when there is no cross walk.

Illinois State Statute 625 ILCS 5/11-1001 (from Ch. 95 ½, par. 11-1001) FINE:$25 plus city and state court costs.

Sec. 11-1001. Pedestrian obedience to traffic control devices and traffic regulations.

  1. A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to him/her, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
Kaboom with stop sign



  • Being hit by a vehicle at 10mph doesn’t hurt


  • Pedestrians have right of way


  • Crossing outside of crosswalk is jaywalking


  • Crossing when ‘do not walk’ sign is on is illegal


  • Tickets = revenue for Bradley


  • Drivers must yield to blinking crosswalks


  • Getting hit by a car will hurt


  • Jaywalking comes with a $25 fine


  • Just because no one is coming doesn’t mean cross


Additional Traffic Safety Information

Main and University Intersection

Traffic patterns have changed giving vehicular traffic the right of way for two phases of the lights with turns allowed. Pedestrians should not cross during these phases. On the third phase of lights, the walk sign will illuminate. During this phase all vehicle traffic will stop, turns will be prohibited, and pedestrians will have the right of way to cross in any direction including diagonally. Pedestrians should cross the intersection only when there is a walk signal. A pedestrian guide with instructions on how to walk through the Main and University intersection has been developed.

Lighted crosswalks

The lighted crosswalks are on Main Street at Underhill, Institute and Glenwood and on University at Bradley Avenue. Press the crosswalk button and the walkway will illuminate. State law requires drivers to stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk, however, pedestrians should remain aware and cautious of traffic at all times.

Pedestrians are encouraged to use these new safety features and avoid jaywalking. In fact, state law requires pedestrians to obey traffic control devices and not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. Violators may be subject to a fine.