Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists MUST STOP and yield to pedestrians intending to cross the road, and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving. Pedestrian Crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings.
What is a Pedestrian Crossover You Ask?
A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to safely cross the road where vehicles must yield to the pedestrian. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by specific pavement markings and crossing signs.
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, laws are in effect around- the- clock.
It is important that drivers, cyclists and pedestrians each know their role when approaching a pedestrian crossover.
Responsibilities of Drivers
Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
Stop behind the yield line
Make eye contact so 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 in the range of $150-$500 – drivers may also face 3 demerit points.