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Transit bylaws in Toronto


Transit bylaws in Toronto

Toronto follows some bylaws related to the transit system that often confuse or surprise visiting drivers:
  • If a bus is signalling intent to merge into traffic from a stop, you must yield to the bus.
  • If a streetcar in front of you and travelling in your direction has its doors open, you cannot pass the open doors.
  • Occasionally the rightmost travel lane on certain streets (most notably on Bay Street between Front and Bloor Sts.) is reserved from 7AM-7PM for transit vehicles, taxis and bicycles only; you can enter these lanes only to make a right turn at the next cross street. If you do decide to travel as through-traffic in these lanes, you may be liable to a fine (an often hefty one).
  • Additionally, drivers are advised that Torontonians generally take their obligation to give a wide berth to emergency vehicles quite seriously: if you hear sirens or see lights, pull over to the side of the road safely but quickly.

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