Law, penalties, fines and statistics involving intersections

Did you know?

  • 30% of fatalities and 40% of serious injuries from collisions involve intersections
  • 1 in 5 (18.6%) traffic fatalities occurred at an intersection from 2011 to 2015
  • 319 people were killed and 35,417 people were injured in intersection collisions from 2011 to 2015
  • About 86% of collisions are attributable to driver and motorcyclist errors

Intersection Fines

  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk results in a $776 fine and 4 demerit points
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign results in a $388 fine and 3 demerit points
  • Failure to stop and give the right of way to emergency vehicles sounding a siren at an intersection results in a $233 fine and 3 demerit points