Know your rights as a pedestrian

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A crosswalk can be marked or unmarked.
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In British Columbia, 2,600 pedestrians are injured in car accidents every year. And most accidents occur at intersections, where pedestrians are especially vulnerable. In order to stay safe, it’s important to know your rights as a pedestrian. 

What you should know

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2021
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Joel Zanatta, The Cycling Lawyer

Joel Zanatta

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