The Highway Safety Code also applies to pedestrians. It is important to obey it in order to stay safe and avoid fines while travelling on foot.
According to the Highway Safety Code, pedestrians must:
According to the Highway Safety Code, pedestrians must not:
|The white silhouette authorizes pedestrians to cross the street carefully, while watching for vehicles that are turning, especially at intersections where turning right on red is allowed. A countdown timer often indicates the time pedestrians have left to cross.|
|The flashing hand signal, which may be accompanied by a countdown timer, indicates that pedestrians should cross only if they have enough time to reach the other side or the safety zone before the orange hand stops flashing. If pedestrians have already started to cross, they should hurry up.|
|An orange hand that is not flashing indicates that pedestrians may not cross.|
Pedestrians have the right of way on the green light only.
Pedestrians have priority and drivers and cyclists must stop in order to yield the right of way.
|Pedestrian crosswalks are marked by solid yellow lines and identified by signs.
Pedestrians have priority at crosswalks and drivers and cyclists must yield the right of way. However, pedestrians must make sure they can cross safely, in other words, that the vehicles and cyclists have seen them and are yielding the right of way.
Pedestrians may cross, but they must yield the right of way to vehicles and cyclists.
Pedestrians who don't obey the rules laid out in the Highway Safety Code face a fine of $15 to $30.