Saskatchewan Driver's Handbook

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When approaching an intersection, you must yield the right of way to any pedestrians who are crossing the street.

You must stop your vehicle before the crosswalk, which will either be painted on the road or be an imaginary extension of the sidewalk.

If a traffic light changes while a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, the pedestrian has the right of way.

You must stop your vehicle when directed to do so by a school crossing guard controlling a crosswalk.

You may not pass any vehicle that is stopped at an intersection to permit pedestrians to cross.

As a pedestrian, you must not attempt to cross at an intersection unless you have given motorists a chance to stop.

Pedestrians walking along a road should walk on the left shoulder, facing oncoming traffic.

Note: Pedestrians also include persons in wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs and medical scooters.


Jaywalking occurs when a pedestrian crosses a roadway in violation of traffic laws, typically when crossing outside of a marked or unmarked intersection.

You must always be prepared to stop if you see a pedestrian who is about to step out in front of you. But don't encourage jaywalking by stopping and inviting pedestrians to cross. The car behind you may not be expecting you to stop and may collide with you. Also, drivers in the other lanes might not see the pedestrian crossing in front of your vehicle and may hit them.


Rev: 2017