Friday, October 22, 2010

The Highway Code - Using the road (Pedestrian crossings)

191) You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the
zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest
the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to
give way to pedestrians.
Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 18, 20 & 24, RTRA sect 25(5) &
TSRGD reg 10, 27 & 28 

In queuing traffic, you should keep the crossing clear.
Highway Code - Seat belts and child restraints
193) You should take extra care where the view of either side of the crossing
is blocked by queuing traffic or incorrectly parked vehicles. Pedestrians
may be crossing between stationary vehicles.
194) Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them
by revving your engine or edging forward.
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The Highway Code
195) Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing
look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down
or stop to let them cross
you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could
be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing
A zebra crossing with a central island is two separate crossings
(see Rule 20). Law ZPPPCRGD reg 25
      Signal-controlled crossings
Pelican crossings. These are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red ‘Stop’ light. You MUST stop when the red light shows. When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution. Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 23 & 26 & RTRA sect 25(5)
Highway Code - Seat belts and child restraints
197) Pelican crossings which go straight across the road are one crossing,
even when there is a central island. You MUST wait for pedestrians
who are crossing from the other side of the island.  
Law ZPPPCRGD reg 26 & RTRA sect 25(5) 

198) Give way to anyone still crossing after the signal for vehicles has
changed to green. This advice applies to all crossings.
199) Toucan, puffin and equestrian crossings. These are similar to pelican
crossings, but there is no flashing amber phase; the light sequence for
traffic at these three crossings is the same as at traffic lights. If the
signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme
Related posts :

The Highway Code Introduction
The Highway Code - Rules for pedestrians
The Highway Code - Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters
The Highway Code - Rules about animals
The Highway Code - Rules for cyclists
The Highway Code - Rules for Motorcyclists
The Highway Code - Rules for drivers and motorcyclists

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