Sharing the road with pedestrians
Always be aware of pedestrians. Pedestrians include people:
- using wheelchairs (including registered motorised wheelchairs)
- on rollerblades, skateboards, rollerskates and other wheeled recreational devices.
Sharing the road safely with pedestrians
- When driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle, you must give way to pedestrians when they’re crossing at pedestrian crossings, children’s crossings or marked foot crossings.
- When approaching a pedestrian crossing, you must drive at a speed at which you can safely stop at the crossing.
- When you are turning at an intersection, you must give way to pedestrians crossing the road you are turning into.
- You must give way to pedestrians in shared zones.
- You must give way to pedestrians on a slip lane.
- Allow a person with a disability or senior pedestrians longer to cross the road.
- Lower your speed at night and be alert for people suddenly walking out on the road, especially around where alcohol may be served.
- Take care driving in areas where there are children, especially near schools and playgrounds. Watch out for children running out onto the road.
- If you see another vehicle stop or slow down near a pedestrian or children’s crossing, prepare to stop because pedestrians may be crossing.