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Pedestrians are road users, too.

Like motorists and cyclists, pedestrians use Ontario’s roads every day. It’s everyone’s responsibility to protect their safety.

Pedestrian safety starts with you.

It’s important to remember that pedestrians use Ontario’s roads daily in school zones, at intersections and at crosswalks. Many of us are both motorists and pedestrians. It’s our responsibility to follow the rules of the road to keep everyone safe

It’s the Law!

Drivers are required to be alert and attentive when interacting with pedestrians. Increased fines and penalties have been set for offenders. Fines are doubled in Community Safety Zones.

Driving offences at pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and crosswalks:

Penalty
Fines $150-500
Demerit Points 3 points (upon conviction)

Penalties for running red lights:

Penalty
Fines $200-1000
Demerit Points 3 points (upon conviction)

Effective January 1, 2016, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield the entire roadway to pedestrians and school crossing guards before proceeding at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings.

The new rules do NOT apply to pedestrian crosswalks at intersections controlled by signs or traffic control signal systems, unless there is a school crossing guard present.

For more information about pedestrian safety, click here.