Railway crossings vehicles required to stop - Section 174

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Railway crossings vehicles required to stop - Section 174

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Railway crossings

Public vehicles required to stop - 174.

(1) The driver of a public vehicle upon approaching on a highway a railway crossing that is not protected by gates or railway crossing signal lights, unless otherwise directed by a flagman, shall,

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, subsection (1) is amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 2002, chapter 18, Schedule P, section 31 by striking out the portion before clause (a) and substituting the following:

Public vehicles required to stop at railway crossings


(1) The driver of a public vehicle, upon approaching on a highway a railway crossing that is not protected by gates or railway crossing signal lights or marked by a stop sign, unless otherwise directed by a flagman, shall,

See: 2002, c. 18, Sched. P, ss. 31, 46 (1).


(a) stop the vehicle not less than 5 metres from the nearest rail of the railway;

(b) look in both directions along the railway track;

(c) open a door of the vehicle and listen to determine if any train is approaching;

(d) when it is safe to do so, cross the railway track in a gear that will not need to be changed while crossing the track; and

(e) not change gears while crossing the railway track. 1997, c. 12, s. 13.

School buses required to stop

(2) The driver of a school bus, within the meaning of section 175, upon approaching on a highway a railway crossing, whether or not it is protected by gates or railway crossing signal lights, unless otherwise directed by a flagman, shall,

(a) stop the school bus not less than 5 metres from the nearest rail of the railway;

(b) look in both directions along the railway track;

(c) open a door of the school bus and listen to determine if any train is approaching;

(d) when it is safe to do so, cross the railway track in a gear that will not need to be changed while crossing the track; and

(e) not change gears while crossing the railway track. 1997, c. 12, s. 13.


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