How are crosswalks used?
At any crosswalk (marked or unmarked) drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians. Crosswalks are marked mainly to encourage pedestrians to use a particular crossing.

Studies conducted on the relative safety of crosswalks support minimal installation of marked crosswalks.

Research suggests that a marked crosswalk can give pedestrians a false sense of security. At all crosswalks, both marked and unmarked, it is the pedestrians’ responsibility to be cautious and alert while crossing.

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1. What are the official guidelines?
2. What is a crosswalk?
3. How are crosswalks used?
4. Where are crosswalks normally marked?
5. What are special school crosswalks?
6. Where can I find more information?