In Montreal, 50% of road deaths are pedestrians, and
every year more than 1300 pedestrians are struck by vehicles (source: SPVM). The
collaboration of all road users, especially drivers and pedestrians is required
in order to reduce road deaths.
Drivers: watch for pedestrian crosswalks
the roadway is marked with symbols and signs indicating a pedestrian crossing,
the driver must show caution and yield the road to pedestrians needing to cross.
When a pedestrian walks through a pedestrian crosswalk, the driver of a road
vehicle must stop and allow him/her to cross.
Pedestrians: three instructions for crossing
intersections with pedestrian lights
Press the pedestrian walk button to activate the pedestrian
The button operates in the traffic lights cycle by
extending the pedestrian crossing time. Pedestrians must use the button to have
time to cross the street safely. When the button is used, the crossing time is
24 seconds (figure: 10 seconds and numerical countdown: 14 seconds). If you
don’t press the button, no time will be allocated to pedestrian crossing.
Cross when the figure appears
When the figure appears, you can cross after having
looked both directions for traffic.
numerical countdown indicates the time allocated to cross.
Do not cross when the orange hand
When the orange hand appears, do not cross. If the hand
or figure starts to flash, do not cross. If you are on the roadway already,
If there are only traffic lights, you have the
right-of-way on the green light.