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Pedestrian Crossing Safety

Everyone has a role to play in making our roads safe.

Pedestrians

Drivers

Where do pedestrians have the right of way?

Crossovers are typically located:

Crosswalk at stop signs or traffic lights when the walk signal is displayed.

School crossing when a crossing guard is on duty.

Pedestrian crossovers identified by signs that say "Stop for pedestrians."

The Region has built pedestrian crossovers in the following locations:

Crossovers are also being integrated at the right-turn channels of intersections maintained by the Region of Peel. (The Region of Peel maintains these roads.)

Drivers and cyclists must wait for pedestrians to cross the entire roadway at school crossings and pedestrian crossovers. Failure to follow this law can result in 3 demerit points and a fine of $150 to $500.

This rule does not apply at stop signs or traffic lights unless a crossing guard is present.

At stop signs and traffic lights, drivers should be extra vigilant when making left or right turns and give the right of way to pedestrians.

For cycling safety information, visit Walk and Roll Peel.

Know Your Signals for Safety

Pedestrian Push Button
Press buton (if present) and wait

Solid Walk
Start Crossing (Look all ways)

Flashing Don't WalkCountdown
Don't Start Crossing (Finish crossing if you've already begun)

Solid Don't Walk
Don't Cross

Tips For Crossing Safely

Pedestrian Crossing Safety Brochure (PDF)

Call Peel Public Works at 905-791-7800 if a pedestrian signal is not working properly or to report a problem.