Pedestrian Crossovers & Crosswalks
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The Difference between a Pedestrian Crosswalk and Crossover
Do you know the difference between a pedestrian crosswalk and a pedestrian crossover?
Crosswalk: A crosswalk is usually a part of a road at an intersection. These are indicated with stop signs, traffic signals and pedestrian signals.
Crossover: A crossover is indicated by pavement markings, signs, pedestrian push buttons and overhead lights. Drivers and cyclists must wait for pedestrians to cross the entire roadway at school crossings and pedestrian crossovers.
School Crossing: Where a school-crossing guard displays a red and white stop sign, you must stop before reaching the crossing and remain stopped until all people, including the school crossing guard, have cleared the entire roadway and it is safe to proceed.
Rules around pedestrian crossovers:
- Use caution
- Indicate that you want to cross and ensure drivers see you before you enter the road.
- Cross once traffic comes to a complete stop
- If there is a push button at the crossing, press it to activate the flashing lights.
Drivers & Cyclists:
- Watch for pedestrians who would like to cross the road
- Wait until the pedestrian has completely crossed the road before proceeding
- Drive with caution when the road is clear.
Pedestrians must exercise due care even when they are lawfully within a crossing and have right-of-way. It is not an absolute right and they must still exercise care to avoid a collision with a vehicle.
You can find additional information here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/driving-near-pedestrian-crossovers-and-school-crossings
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