Pedestrian and vehicle rights of way

125 (1) Where pedestrian movements are not controlled by traffic signals,

(a) the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way to a

Pedestrian lawfully within a crosswalk or stopped facing a crosswalk; 

Carries a fine is $697.50 for the first offence and four (4) points on your driver’s license

 

or

 

(b) where the traffic on a highway is divided into separate

roadways by a median, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of

way to a pedestrian lawfully within a crosswalk or stopped facing the

crosswalk on the roadway on which the vehicle is travelling.

Carries a fine is $697.50 for the first offence and four (4) points on your driver’s license

 

(2) Where a vehicle has stopped at a crosswalk to yield to a

Pedestrian pursuant to subsection (1), it is an offence for the driver of any other

Vehicle approaching from the rear to overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.

Carries a fine is 406.45 for the first offence and four (4) points on your driver’s license

 

(3) A pedestrian shall not leave a curb or other place of safety and

walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so closely approaching that it is impractical

for the driver of the vehicle to stop.

Carries a fine is 406.45 for the first offence and NO points on your driver’s license

 

(4) Where a pedestrian is crossing a roadway at a crosswalk that

has a pedestrian-activated beacon, the pedestrian shall not leave a curb or other

place of safety unless the pedestrian-activated beacon has been activated.

Carries a fine is 406.45 for the first offence and NO points on your driver’s license

 

(5) A pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than

within a crosswalk shall yield the right of way to vehicles upon the roadway.

Carries fine is 406.45 for the first offence and NO points on your driver’s license

 

(6) This Section does not relieve a pedestrian or a driver of a

Vehicle from the duty to exercise due care. 2007, c. 45, s. 9.

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