There appear to be three types of pedestrian crossings in the United States:
- Marked: an "official" crosswalk with some sort of markings or indication that it exists.
- Unmarked: According to wikipedia, "Unmarked crosswalks generally exist as the logical extensions of sidewalks at intersections with approximately right angles"
- None: when there is no crosswalk - "jaywalking"
When pedestrians cross in a location where there is no crosswalk or disobey pedestrian traffic signals (i.e., jaywalk), what responsibilities do drivers have to those jaywalking pedestrians (if any), and what would (likely) happen were there to be an incident - especially, who would be culpable and what factors would influence that culpability?
This may be rather broad; if so, comment and I'll edit. Thanks!