Pedestrians are one of our most vulnerable road user groups. Make sure you understand the rules that keep you and your family safe when you are out and about on foot, and the rules that protect pedestrians when you’re in the driver’s seat.

For motorists

Vehicles entering or exiting a driveway must give way to any pedestrians on the footpath or verge.

Vehicles entering or exiting a driveway must give way to any pedestrians on the footpath or verge.

At traffic lights, turning drivers are required by law to give way to pedestrians.

At traffic lights, turning drivers are required by law to give way to pedestrians.

Unless stopping for pedestrians, a vehicle must not stop within 20m of the approach to a pedestrian crossing. This is to ensure the crossing is kept clear, with no cars parked or stopped within the 20m limit.

Unless stopping for pedestrians, a vehicle must not stop within 20m of the approach to a pedestrian crossing. This is to ensure the crossing is kept clear, with no cars parked or stopped within the 20m limit.