Anatomy of an Advanced Crossover

Found on: Larger connecting roadways with higher traffic volumes.


How to cross? Push the button. When the lights start flashing, wait for vehicles to stop, then cross the street. Traffic MUST stop for you.

Drivers (Including Cyclists)

Do you see a person at the crossover? Even if the lights are not flashing, a person who is ready to cross means you MUST stop at shark teeth until person is completely off the road.



Ladder markings road crossing


Stop at shark teeth

  1. “Stop for Pedestrians” signs tell you that you are at a pedestrian crossover.
  2. “Audible Push-Button and Flashing Lights”. When you want to cross the road, simply press the push-button. Your presence at the crossover means motorists must stop to let you cross. The sound and flashing lights help to alert them.
  3. “Curb Drop and Tactile Plate”. All crossovers have drop curbs and tactile plates to help make crossing more accessible.
  4. “Ladder Crossing” shows where pedestrians are allowed to cross the road;  fines can be issued if a driver starts driving before the pedestrian has fully crossed to the opposite sidewalk.
  5. “Shark Teeth” – where vehicles must stop when a pedestrian is waiting to cross the road and has given drivers enough time to stop for them.
  1. “Pedestrian Crossover Ahead” signs show you are coming up to a pedestrian crossover. Look for pedestrians waiting to cross.
  2. “No Passing” signs are found 30m from a crossover. If vehicles are stopped, it is illegal to pass them.
  3. “Stop for Pedestrians” signs mean you must stop. Look for people waiting at these signs. If someone is waiting, stop at the shark teeth.
  4. “Shark Teeth” tell you where you must stop at a pedestrian crossover.  If someone is waiting at the ‘Stop for Pedestrians’ signs, you must stop for them.
  5. “Ladder Crossings” show you where pedestrians will use the crossover. Wait until the pedestrian has left the roadway before moving again.

Stop for Pedestrians Sign

Stop for
Pedestrians Sign,
Audible Push-Button,
Flashing Lights

Curb drop and tactile plate

Ladder Crossing

Shark Teeth

Pedestrian Crossover Ahead

No Passing

Know the signs of an Advanced Crossover

If you see any of these signs, you are coming to a pedestrian crossover. Watch for them.


Pedestrian Crossover Ahead signs are 20m to 100m from the crossing.


No Passing signs are located 30m from the crossover.

Stop for Pedestrians signs are located at all crossovers.