Judy asked: If I am backing out of my driveway and a bicyclist is using the sidewalk, which crosses my driveway, which one of us has the right-of-way? Obviously, I look before I back out, but I have seen kids in my neighborhood who race up and down the sidewalks, where there are hedges, trees, etc., obstructing full views from a driver’s seat of an auto, and suddenly there is a car backing out of his own driveway, not even seeing that a kid is racing by on his bike. What does the law say?
Motorists must stop and yield to bicyclists and pedestrians when entering the roadway across a sidewalk area. Please see: