City of Greater Sudbury Reminds Motorists to Obey School Crossing Guards

Sep 18, 2015

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 18, 2015.

City of Greater Sudbury Reminds Motorists to Obey School Crossing Guards

The City of Greater Sudbury reminds motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to obey the rules of the road this new school year. Watch for school crossing guards and obey their hand signals. Motorists who fail to stop for a school crossing guard could be subject to a fine, under the Highway Traffic Act, of $180 and 3 demerit points.

Motorists are reminded to:
• Watch for pedestrians and cyclists at all times and be prepared to stop.
• Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks or when making a turn at an intersection.
• Never pass or overtake a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians.

Pedestrians are reminded to:
• Stop and look left, right and left again, before entering a street.
• Give motorists enough time to stop before entering a street, even at crosswalks, and make eye contact with the driver before crossing.
• Always cross at a corner, with or without a crosswalk. Crossing mid-block where motorists don’t expect pedestrians is the most common cause of collisions.

Cyclists are reminded to:
• Always wear an approved helmet. Children under the age of 18 are required by law to wear a helmet when biking on any public road.
• Ride a straight line in the same direction as traffic and follow the rules of the road.
• Approach intersections with caution. The safest way for new cyclists to make a left turn is to dismount and walk across an intersection.

More information about road safety is available through the Ontario Ministry of Transportation at