(a) A pedestrian shall not walk upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district otherwise than close to the pedestrian's left-hand edge of the roadway.
(b) A pedestrian may walk close to their right-hand edge of the roadway if a crosswalk or other means of safely crossing the
roadway is not available or if existing traffic or other conditions would compromise
the safety of a pedestrian attempting to cross the road.
(c)(1) A peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, shall not stop a pedestrian for a violation of this section unless a reasonably
careful person would realize there is an immediate danger of a collision with a moving
vehicle or other device moving exclusively by human power.
(2) This subdivision does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care
for their safety.
(3) This subdivision does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising
due care for the safety of any pedestrian within the roadway.
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