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proceed in that direction.
A pedestrian facing a traffic signal where
a word or symbol indicates DON’T WALK
must not enter the crosswalk or roadway.
Pedestrians who have begun crossing when
the word or symbol appears may continue
crossing and clear the crosswalk. Some
pedestrian signals include a countdown timer
to show how much time remains

Pedestrian signal
indicating “WALK”

Pedestrian signal
indicating “DON’T

before the light changes.

Yellow lights on a sign with a symbol
indicate that caution is required because
of school zones or areas, playground
zones or areas, school crossings, and
pedestrian crossings. When the yellow
lights are flashing, the driver must reduce
speed to a maximum of 30 km/h and

Pedestrian crossing
signs with yellow lights
(above) and without
yellow lights (at right).

yield or stop for pedestrians.

At intersections with traffic control
signals, but without pedestrian WALK and
DON’T WALK signals, pedestrians must
obey the rules for the colour of light they are

Solid red light Do not enter

the intersection.
Solid yellow light Clear the
intersection if already crossing,
or do not enter the intersection.
Solid green light Proceed across
the road within any marked or
unmarked crosswalk.

Pedestrians should check for vehicles
before starting to cross.

Lane reversal signals

Lane reversal signals are used to control
the direction of traffic on specific lanes of
a roadway. A common use of this control
is reversible lanes that change the flow of
traffic during different times of the day.
The signal(s) over one or more lanes change
between a red X and a green arrow.


When a red X is displayed over a driving
lane, the driver does not enter or remain
in that lane. This signal indicates that the
lane is being used by oncoming traffic.
Move safely into a lane with a green


A driver facing the downward pointing

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