Pedestrian Crossovers

A pedestrian crossover is a specific type of crossing that requires vehicles to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road.

Pedestrian crossovers have specific pavement markings and crossing signs. Some have illuminated overhead lights / warning signs and pedestrian push buttons.

Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding.

All road users must obey pedestrian crossover rules at all times of the day and night.

Responsibilities of drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so the pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Responsibilities of pedestrians

  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Responsibilities of cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across

Fines and penalties

Drivers and cyclists may face a fine of $1000. Drivers may also face four demerit points.

For more information about pedestrian safety, rules and responsibilities at pedestrian crossings, visit the Ministry of Transportation website.

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