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Pedestrians
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Penalties – drivers                                                                                                                         
  • Failing to give way to a pedestrian at a designated crossing = 3-4 demerit points and $300 fine
  • Failing to give way to a pedestrian at an intersection = 3 demerit points and $300 fine
  • Failing to give way to a pedestrian when entering a road = 3 demerit points and $200 fine
  • Failing to give way to a pedestrian when exiting a road = 3 demerit points and $300 fine
 
Penalties – pedestrians
  • Crossing on a red light at an intersection = $50 fine
Motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians have a joint responsibility to share the road respectfully and safely.
 
Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, so extra care is needed from all road users (including pedestrians themselves) to keep them safe.
 
Drivers
Drivers should give way to pedestrians:
  • when turning;
  • when making a U-turn;
  • at all intersections and stop signs;
  • slip lane with a 'stop' sign or ‘stop’ line.
Pedestrian crossings are marked by white or yellow stripes on the road and are usually marked by a sign. Drivers should approach a pedestrian crossing at a speed which makes it easy to stop safely if needed.
 
Pedestrians
Pedestrians crossing at traffic lights must obey the signals. If a traffic control signal shows a steady or flashing red pedestrian light, and you have not already started to cross, then you must not do so until the pedestrian light changes to green. If the red pedestrian light starts to flash once you’ve stepped off the kerb onto the road, continue to cross.