Ontario – Yield the Right-of-Way to Pedestrians Rules


diagram of a pedestrian crossover. The image shows a mid-block pedestrian crossover on a four-lane roadway. Two large white X marks appear on the roadway in the two lanes approaching the crossover. The crossover is marked by two sets of double white bars which run across the roadway. Two rectangular signs with a large black X and the word “pedestrians” in black on a white background are installed at the crossover on each side of the roadway – underneath, there are two signs with the message “stop for pedestrians”. Two rectangular amber signs with a black X marking are installed over the roadway, one for each direction of travel. There are two round amber lights near the inside edges of the rectangular amber signs. Pedestrians are crossing the road. Cars and a bicycle are stopped at the crossover. They must wait until pedestrians are on the sidewalk across the road before they proceed.

Drivers and cyclists must wait until pedestrians or crossing guards, have completely crossed the road and reached the sidewalk on the other side, before proceeding.

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Yield the Right of Way

There are times when you must yield the right-of-way to other drivers or pedestrians. This means you must let another person go first.

Remember: Signalling others does not give you the right-of-way. You must make sure the way is clear.

How and when to yield the right-of-way to other road users
WhereWhat to do
At an intersection without signs or signalsYield to any vehicle approaching you from the right.
At an intersection with stop signs at all cornersYield to the first vehicle to come to a complete stop. If two vehicles stop at the same time, the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right.
At any intersection where you want to turn left or rightIf you are turning left, you must wait for approaching traffic to pass or turn, and for pedestrians in your path to cross.
If you are turning right, you must wait for pedestrians to cross if they are in your path.
At a yield signSlow down or stop if necessary to yield to traffic in the intersection or on the intersecting road.
When entering a road from a private road or drivewayYield to vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk.
At marked pedestrian crosswalks, school crossings and all intersections where there is a  crossing guardYield the right-of-way to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield the entire roadway at pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and all intersections where there is a crossing guard. Drivers and cyclists must wait for pedestrians and crossing guards to cross the entire roadway and safely reach the sidewalk, before proceeding.
Buses re-entering traffic from a bus bayYield to a bus that has indicated its intention to re-enter your lane from the bus bay
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