Winter Reminder: Flashing Traffic Lights at the Intersection of Robert Street and Main Street
The Town of Penetanguishene Public Works Department would like to remind residents during slippery road conditions, the Town of Penetanguishene may activate flashing traffic lights on the corner of Main Street and Robert Street. Both drivers and pedestrians must obey the traffic signals that control an intersection.
When approaching the Main Street intersection controlled by the flashing amber light, the drivers on Main Street have the right of way. This is not a four way stop. Drivers on Main Street must enter the intersection with caution and yield the right of way to any pedestrians within the crosswalks. Pedestrians should remember that drivers are not required to come to a full stop for a flashing amber light; and before entering the roadway against amber light, a pedestrian should exercise extra care and be on guard against drivers who may not be able to stop.
When approaching the Robert Street intersection controlled by the flashing red light, the drivers on Robert Street are required to stop and may only enter the intersection when it is safe to do so (as they would for a stop sign). Pedestrians should remember that while the drivers on Robert Street are stopped there may be vehicles turning from Main Street. Pedestrians should exercise extra care and be on guard against drivers who may not be able to stop.
It is important to note that the use of the flashing lights at the Main Street and Robert Street intersection will override the audible crossing devices. Take notice that when the flashing lights are activated there will be a Disruption of Service under the Accessibility Customer Service Standard on a temporary basis during the winter season.