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Driving Lesson - Pedestrian Crossings

Driving Lesson - Pedestrian Crossings

Types

  • Uncontrolled
    • Zebra
  • Controlled
    • Pelican
      • Flashing amber – same as zebra crossing
    • Puffin / Toucan / Pegasus
      • Normal traffic light sequence
    • School crossing

Planning and Anticipation

  • MSPSL
  • Are there any pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross?

Priority

  • Zebra - Must give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross
  • Other – Obey lights

Where to stop

  • Behind give way/stop line
  • Handbrake – Neutral

Where NOT to stop

  • Do not block crossing even if no pedestrians
  • Treat as box junction

Courtesy

  • Invitation
    • Do not invite people to cross
      • May be other vehicles you have not seen
  • Harassment
    • Do not intimidate pedestrians
      • Flash lights / Horn / Revving engine

When to go

  • Only go when pedestrians have completely cleared crossing
  • If crossing has central refuge, can be treated as 2 separate crossings

Zig Zag Lines

  • No overtaking moving vehicles (except cyclists)
  • No parking
    • Pedestrians view obstructed

Other Crossings

  • Centre island
  • Lowered kerb
  • Speed humps
    • Be aware of pedestrians but they do not have priority

Pedestrian Crossings

Pedestrian Crossings

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