Saskatchewan Driver's Handbook


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Wheelchairs and medical scooters

The rules of the road that apply to pedestrians also apply to persons using a wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or medical scooter for medical reasons.

When approaching an intersection, you must yield the right of way to any person crossing the street who is using a wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or medical scooter. This does not apply to wide streets if the person in the wheelchair is at a safe distance from your side of 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.

You may not pass any vehicle that is stopped at an intersection to permit persons using wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or medical scooters to cross.

Persons in wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or medical scooters must not attempt to cross at an intersection unless they have given motorists a chance to stop.

The sidewalk should always be the first choice while using a wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or medical scooter.When there is no wheelchair accessible curb, get onto the sidewalk using the first available driveway.

Like pedestrians, persons using wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or medical scooters travelling along a road where no sidewalk exists should travel on the left shoulder, facing oncoming traffic. Wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs or medical scooters should also have a brightly coloured flag attached to increase visibility to motorists.

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Rev: 2017