A pedestrian crossover (PXO), such as the one on Canboro Road in Fenwick, helps to keep our children safer. It is a specific type of crossing that requires vehicles to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road. Pedestrian crossovers have specific pavement markings and crossing signs. Some have illuminated overhead lights/warning signs and pedestrian push buttons.
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 at all times of the day and night.
Drivers and cyclists may face a fine of $1000 for failure to do so. Drivers may also face four demerit points.
Drivers: Be prepared to stop. Stop behind the yield line. Make eye contact so the pedestrian sees you. Wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding.
Pedestrians: Indicate your intention to cross. Wait for traffic to stop. Make eye contact to ensure the driver sees you.
Cyclists: Follow the rules for drivers when riding with traffic. If crossing, follow the rules for pedestrians by dismounting and walking your bike across.
To learn more visit: www.ontario.ca/transportation
A message from the Pelham Active Transportation Committee.
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