Drivers must understand pedestrian control lights so they can anticipate the actions of those sharing the road. Pedestrians s a traffic control signal where a word or symbol indicating "WALK" is displayed, may enter the crosswalk or roadway when it is safe, and 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 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 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 facing.
- 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.