What's a pedestrian crossover
A pedestrian crossover is a type of crossing where drivers must come to a full stop to allow pedestrians to cross roads safely. Pedestrian crossovers are located on streets between intersections, at roundabouts, or at right-hand turn lanes with specific signs and pavement markings. Crossovers are different from crosswalks, which are usually located at an intersection with stop signs or traffic signals.
Crossover with signs and pavement markings*
Crossover with a school crossing sign*
Crossover with overhead signs, beacons and push buttons*
Crossover at right-turn with signs and pavement markings**
*Image credits Ministry of Transportation
**Image credits Region of Peel
How to use pedestrian crossovers
Pedestrians and cyclists crossing the road
- If the crossover has lights, push the button to activate the lights so drivers know you want to cross
- Make eye contact with drivers so they see you before you cross
- Make sure all vehicles have stopped before you cross
- If you’re a cyclist, walk your bike across the road
Drivers and cyclists approaching a crossover
- Slow down and look for pedestrians
- Stop at the painted white triangles
- Wait for all pedestrians to cross the road completely
- Don't pass other stopped vehicles
Ontario's 2016 pedestrian crossover law states that drivers must come to a full stop to allow pedestrians to cross the road safely.
If you don't stop completely for pedestrians at a crossover, you can be issued three demerit points and fined up to $500.