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Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO)

A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to safely cross the road where vehicles must yield to the pedestrian. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by specific pavement markings and crossing signs.

 
 

Pedestrians have the right of way

Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers, drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding. All road users must obey pedestrian crossover rules; laws are in effect around-the-clock.

It is important that drivers, cyclists and pedestrians each know their role when approaching a pedestrian crossover.

Responsibilities of Drivers

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Responsibilities of Pedestrians

  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Responsibilities of Cyclists

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike across

Fines and Penalties

  • Drivers and cyclists may face a fine in the range of $150-$500 – drivers may also face 3 demerit points.
 
 
Date of creation: March 28, 2018
Last modified on: March 29, 2018