Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,124
Whenever pedestrian-control signals exhibiting the words WALK or DONT WALK or exhibiting the symbol of a walking person or an upraised hand are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:
(1) Pedestrians facing a steady WALK indication or a symbol of a walking person may proceed across the roadway in the direction of such signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles; and
(2) No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of a DONT WALK indication or a symbol of an upraised hand, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his or her crossing on the WALK or walking person indication shall immediately proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the flashing DONT WALK or flashing upraised hand indication is showing.
- Laws 1973, LB 45, § 15;
- Laws 1987, LB 135, § 2;
- R.S.1943, (1988), § 39-615;
- Laws 1993, LB 370, § 220.
A pedestrian crossing at a regular crosswalk with the right-of-way has a right, until he has notice or knowledge to the contrary, to assume that others will respect his right-of-way. Even though a statute grants the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing a street in the crosswalk, it does not excuse contributory negligence on his part. Holly v. Mitchell, 213 Neb. 203, 328 N.W.2d 750 (1982).