All intersections with traffic signals also have pedestrian signals. These signals tell pedestrians when it is safe to cross. The walking pedestrian signal means "Walk". The flashing hand means "Don't Walk". Here are some tips for drivers and pedestrians:
- Press the push button next to the crosswalk to make the "Walk" signal appear. This will also give you more time to cross the street.
- Cross at the start of the "Walk" signal. If it starts to flash "Don't Walk" while you are still on the street, keep crossing to the other side.
- Not start to cross the street if the signal shows "Don't Walk."
- Walk. Don't run.
- Make sure drivers can see you before you start to cross.
- Watch for turning traffic.
- Wear bright or light-coloured clothing or reflective strips at night.
- Teach children how to cross safely.
- Be patient, especially with young children and older pedestrians. They may need more time to cross.
- Yield to pedestrians crossing the street you're on and the street you're turning onto.
- Look in all directions, even when you have a "green" light, to make sure that all pedestrians have finished crossing. If a traffic signal changes to "amber" or "red" while a pedestrian is in the street, you must allow the pedestrian to cross.
- Obey all crossing guards. You can lose points on your driver's license and pay a large fine if you don’t follow crossing guard instructions.
- Treat the intersection as an all-way stop if the traffic signals are not working.