Anatomy of a Basic Crossover

Found on: Small roads with little traffic.


How to cross? Stand at edge of crossover until a gap in traffic. Begin crossing road, traffic MUST stop for  you.


Pedestrian waiting at edge of road? All vehicles 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 designated pedestrian crossover.
  2. “Curb Drop and Tactile Plate”. Each crossover is designed to be fully-accessible and have curbs and tactile plates to indicate a crossing
  3. “Ladder Crossing” shows you where pedestrians are designated to cross the road.  It is illegal for vehicles to start driving before you have completely exited the roadway.
  4. “Shark Teeth” is where vehicles must stop when you indicate that you wish to cross the road and have given drivers enough time to stop for you.
  1. Pedestrian Crossover Ahead” signs indicate that you’re approaching 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 require you to 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

Curb drop and tactile plate

Shark Teeth

Ladder Crossing

Pedestrian Crossover Ahead

No Passing Sign

Know the signs of a Basic Crossover

If you see any of these signs, you are approaching 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.

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