Pedestrians at crosswalks

Settlement ISC Fun Facts

Pedestrians at crosswalks have the right-of-way in Alberta and Canada in general, although different provinces may have different written rules about traffic. Right-of-way means that if a driver sees that a pedestrian would like to use a crosswalk to cross the road, the driver must stop for pedestrians.  Drivers should stop far enough back so that drivers in other lanes can see the pedestrian is using the crosswalk. Drivers also cannot pass another vehicle when approaching a crosswalk. Although pedestrians have the right-of-way, pedestrians should still be cautious before stepping into the crosswalk. Not all drivers remember to follow the rules. Some drivers might not be able to see you or do not see you in time to stop.