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Pedestrian safety

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

Test your safety IQ:

When walking:

When driving:

Where do pedestrians have the right of way?

Pedestrians have the right of way at:

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

School crossings when a crossing guard is on duty.

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

Pedestrian crossovers are coming to Peel

Crossovers are typically located:

Pedestrian crossovers have been built in Caledon East on Old Church Road, and in Palgrave on Regional Road 50. 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.

For cycling safety information, visit Walk and Roll Peel.

Know your pedestrian signals for safety

Pedestrian Push Button
Press button (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)

Improving pedestrian safety

The Region of Peel has reviewed traffic collision information, pinpinted key problem areas and set actions to make improvements. Learn more about Peel's Vision Zero Plan.

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