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Learn more about safely crossing the street, safe school zones and traffic safety enforcement.

Safety Tips

  • Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert when crossing the street
  • Maintain eye contact with drivers and wait until vehicles have stopped before you cross
  • Only cross the street at designated crossing points
  • Get noticed! Wear light-coloured or reflective clothing when walking in low light or poor weather conditions
  • Don't start crossing after the walk light has ended
  • Unplug, don't be a distracted walker
  • Watch for vehicles turning as you cross intersections
  • If a vehicle has stopped for you in a crosswalk, don’t assume that it’s safe to cross the remaining lanes of traffic
  • Make sure all vehicles have seen you and will stop for you before proceeding

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Crossing the Street

Point, Pause and Proceed

Always be safe when walking and crossing the street. Indicate the direction you intend to cross. Make sure traffic has stopped before you cross.

Pedestrian Right of Way

Not all crosswalks are marked, but the Traffic Safety Act stipulates the rules of pedestrian safety should be followed at all intersections.

  • When pedestrians indicate their intention to cross the street, vehicles must stop before the crosswalk and allow them to cross
  • When a pedestrian has entered a marked or unmarked crosswalk, drivers must yield the right-of-way
  • When stopping for a pedestrian at a crosswalk, drivers should stop their vehicles far enough back (about two to three car lengths) so traffic in other lanes will be able to see the pedestrian and have time to stop

Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians can be ticketed and fined $575.


According to the Traffic Bylaw, pedestrians may only cross a roadway within a crosswalk, including any intersection connecting sidewalks, curbs or edges of the road.

Pedestrians must obey all traffic signs and control devices when crossing the road.

Pedestrians who jaywalk, meaning they cross outside of a crosswalk or start crossing after the walk light has ended, can be ticketed and fined $250.

For More Information

Parks and Roads Services

Online Contact 311 Online


Fax 780-495-0330

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