>General Running>Is it illegal to run on the road if there is a sidewalk?
What about a snot rocket??
I also live in North TX, and I run in the road. The sidewalks are uneven and slanted so bad it hurts to run on them. Cars are parked in the driveways across the side walks, so it is up and down and around those cars if I do run on the sidewalk. Cars will turn in front of me and cut me off turning into thier driveways, if I run on the sidewalk. Cars will back over me when I run on the sidewalk, if I am in the street they mostly stop to see if a car is comming at least.
I wave at the police as they cruise the neighborhood while running in the street, so far no problems.
We have a saying over here - "if in doubt ask a policeman"
This is actually pretty interesting. It would seem that in Riverside, CA, it would be illegal for me to run on the road.
I did a Google search and didn't find anything specific for my area, but it seems that there are quite a lot of other places where it is also illegal to walk (and I assume run also) on the roadway if there is a sidewalk available.
From what I found, it seems to be a city-level law and not a state-level law as I assumed in my original post.
Oh, and Sairez - please be careful! Just because it is "legal" and you are visible doesnt mean the cars wont skid on ice right around you! It sounds like you were, but just a reminder that slippery, icy roads can lead to bad things happening!
For the record, it's most likely also "illegal" in your jurisdiction to spit on the sidewalk. So watch that spitting next time you're running.
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