September 30, 2021
New pedestrian crossing in Woodstock
Oxford County reminds drivers that pedestrians have the right of way at crossovers
Oxford County recently installed a new pedestrian crossover on Parkinson Road (Oxford Road 15) in Woodstock to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The new pedestrian crossover is located at Ferguson Drive and the south gate of Southside Park.
A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to cross the road safely. Drivers and cyclists must yield to pedestrians when the pedestrian crossover is activated. Pedestrian crossovers are easily identified by specific signs, pavement markings, pedestrian push buttons and flashing lights.
Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the pavement markings and wait until pedestrians have completely crossed the road before proceeding.
The penalty for drivers who endanger pedestrians increased on September 1, 2018, and includes higher fines and more demerit points for drivers who fail to yield at pedestrian crossovers. Drivers and cyclists not following the rules may face fines of up to $1,000, and drivers may incur four (4) demerit points.
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 123,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Carla Garrett | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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