In-Street Pedestrian Crossing (R1-6 and R1-6a)

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In-Street Pedestrian Crossing Signs. Left: Yield (R1-6). Right: Stop (R1-6a)

The In-Street Pedestrian Crossing (Yield) sign (R1-6) and In-Street Pedestrian Crossing (Stop) sign (R1-6a) are standard signs that may be placed in the roadway at un-signalized crosswalks to remind users of laws regarding the right of way.

These signs are very similar to, but not to be confused with the In-Street Schoolchildren Crossing Signs (R1-6b and R1-6c) that have a similar application but at un-signalized school zone crossings.


Both signs are vertical and rectangular with the legend "STATE LAW" in black on two lines above a white panel. R1-6 features a YIELD sign above the word "TO" in black above a pedestrian symbol. R1-6a features a STOP and the word "FOR" above the same pedestrian symbol.


The signs have a black legend (except for the red STOP or YIELD sign symbols) and border on a white background, surrounded by an outer yellow or fluorescent yellow-green background.[1].


The 2009 MUTCD defines a standard size for both signs as 12" x 36" for single and multi-lane conventional road use.[2].


The 2009 MUTCD states that the In-Street Pedestrian Crossing sign shall not be post-mounted on the left-hand or right-hand side of the roadway, nor placed in advance of a crosswalk.[3] Because of the increased likelhood of being struck by vehicular traffic, these signs are typically mounted on impact resistant, flexible paddles attached to either a surface mounted or portable quick-release base.