OP, I used to drive the Hanlon all the time as a KW based courier.
At that intersection, the right turning traffic is on a seperate ramp which IS NOT controlled by the light signal. So you only have to slow down sufficiently to negotiate the ramp curve in a safe manner.
Regardless of who has right of way between a pedestrian on the crosswalk and a car on the ramp, I would ABSOLUTELY yield to the pedestrian, as I wouldn't recommend the hassle of killing or catastrophically injuring one simply because someone on RFD suggested you have right of way over a pedestrian.
Then when you finish the curve and ar on the acceleration lane, give it some gas and merge safely into the right hand lane of travel.
Mar 10th, 2013 11:32 PM #16
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Mar 11th, 2013 12:21 AM #17
Mar 11th, 2013 04:39 AM #18
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If a road is marked for pedestrian X-ing, it's not 'free flow'.
How about using some common sense ?
Mar 11th, 2013 05:27 PM #19
Mar 11th, 2013 06:13 PM #20
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Do yourself a favour and stop referring to the driver's handbook as gospel and read the actual legislation instead. If you had done so you would have seen the actual definition of a pedestrian cross-over:
â€śpedestrian crossoverâ€ť means any portion of a roadway, designated by by-law of a municipality, at an intersection or elsewhere, distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs on the highway and lines or other markings on the surface of the roadway as prescribed by the regulations; (â€śpassage pour piĂ©tonsâ€ť)
Mar 11th, 2013 06:25 PM #21
I don't see what that has to do with anything.
OP asks if he need to stop for pedestrians at Hanlon & Woodside. The answer is a big NO since there is no yield sign or crosswalk.
If the intersection had a painted crosswalk it would mean yield to pedestrians, but it doesn't have that.
I don't see how the HTA isn't the gospel, It's the document that will be used to convict you if you have an accident while driving in Ontario.
I hate our crosswalk laws and the way pedestrians are second class citizens in Ontario.