Reminders and fines for driving in your community

Did you know?
50.2% of drivers in collisions involving a pedestrian failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian

Know the Rules

  • If a pedestrian wants to cross the road and, before stepping off the curb, you see them extending their arm and pointing in the direction they want to walk, you must stop
  • Stop for all pedestrians at a crosswalk (even if it's unmarked)
  • Watch for the elderly or people with disabilities who may take more time crossing
  • Don't pass vehicles or motorcycles that have stopped to allow pedestrians to cross
  • Stay alert and slow down on residential streets and through school zones; the speed limit for school and playground zones in urban and rural areas is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted
  • Watch for school safety patrols wearing orange vests and stop as directed
  • If there are flashing lights at a crosswalk, the maximum speed is 30 km/h (even if the pedestrian finished crossing the road)
  • Come to a full stop about 20m away from a school bus with its red lights flashing
  • Be extra cautious during rush hours (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) at busy intersections where many pedestrians are crossing

Pedestrian Penalties for Drivers

  • Failure to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk results in a $776 fine plus four demerit points
  • Failure to give the right of way to a pedestrian who signals their intent to cross at a crosswalk (marked or unmarked) results in a $155 fine
  • The fine for passing a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk is $776 plus four demerit points
  • Failure to stop at least 20m away from a school bus with its red lights flashing results in a $543 fine plus six demerit points