Piéton, soyez vigilant, car vous n’êtes pas seul sur la route.
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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 orange hand, 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.|
|A steady orange hand indicates that pedestrians may not cross.|
|Pedestrians are allowed to cross the street if the light facing them is green, and they have the right of way once they have begun crossing the roadway.|
|Pedestrians have priority over drivers, who must stop in order to yield the right of way.|
|Pedestrians have priority at crosswalks. Drivers and cyclists must yield the right of way to pedestrians who have begun crossing the yellow or white pavements markings or who have clearly signaled their intention to do so.|
Pedestrians may cross, but they must yield the right of way to vehicles and cyclists.
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Pedestrians who don't obey the rules laid out in the Highway Safety Code face a fine of $15 to $30.
Last update: June 1, 2022