New rules at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings

Starting January 1st, 2016, drivers (including cyclists) must stop and yield
the whole roadway at:
* pedestrian crossovers; and,
* at school crossings where there is a crossing guard displaying a
school crossing stop sign.

These rules apply at pedestrian crossovers identified with specific signs,
road markings and lights – the new rules do not apply to pedestrian
crosswalks at intersections with stop signs or traffic signals, unless a
school crossing guard is present.
The new law, part of Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, also provides
municipal road authorities the ability to install new types of pedestrian
crossovers on low speed, low volume roads in addition to the existing
crossovers.

Drivers will be fined $150 to $500 and 3 demerit points for offences at
pedestrian crossings, school crossings and at crosswalks where there are
traffic signals. The maximum fine for running a red light – a practice that
puts pedestrians at risk – is $200 to $1000.
Fines are doubled in Community Safety Zones, near schools and public areas.
These areas are clearly marked with signs.
For more information and safety tips for Drivers and Pedestrians please take
a look at the below link!

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pedestrian-safety.shtml#q1


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