Sharing the road with pedestrians
A pedestrian is someone who is walking or running, or using a:
- wheeled recreational device—such as rollerblades, skateboards, roller skates and motorised foot scooters.
- personal mobility device - such as a Segway-like device. They must be self-balancing while in use, have two wheels that operate on a single axis, not reach more than 20km/h and have a control that limits the vehicles speed to 12km/h or less.
- motorised mobility device - such as wheelchairs, motorised mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs.
When driving or riding in Queensland, you must:
- give way to pedestrians on or entering children’s, pedestrian or marked foot crossings
- give way to pedestrians on or entering a road you’re turning into
- give way to pedestrians in a shared zone or slip lane
- travel at a speed allowing you to stop safely at a crossing if needed
- prepare to stop if you see another vehicle or bicycle stop, or slow down near a crossing.
You should also take care to:
- travel carefully in areas with children—such as schools and playgrounds
- allow more time for a person with a disability, or a senior pedestrian to cross the road
- reduce your speed at night around entertainment venues where people gather.