PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION REMINDER
The OPP reminds drivers that Ontario passed a traffic safety law in 2016 to protect pedestrians at marked crossings. Drivers must stop when they see someone crossing the road at a marked pedestrian crosswalk. Pedestrians are also reminded to use marked crosswalks to cross streets and also to do so when traffic and crossing signals indicate they can. Also pay attention to traffic and do not be a “distracted walker” at a crossing. Motorists should also remember the special traffic rules when driving through a school zone or when approaching a school bus, which has stopped and has its signal lights.