Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by johnnyb47, 12 Dec 2018.
If there's no ASL, stop behind the first vehicle. Etiquette be damned - it's simply safer.
If I'm riding straight across the junction I usually sit in the queue of traffic in primary then ease left into secondary as we cross the junction.
You'd think they'd put temporary traffic lights at the 'pinch points', worth a call to the highways authority / council ?
Apparently the Feds have reported it to Highways, but nothing seems to be happening. When someone does get run over I'll go the press with the dates, times and names of those in authority I've spoken to.
You do know that cars don't have to stop? Most people do, but it is not a legal requirement https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/rules-for-pedestrians-crossings.html
Aye, the law is a bit twisted re zebra crossings. You have to endanger yourself before the car is obliged to stop, which is a bit perverse.
I didn't know that, but it's common courtesy which is something in short supply with road users in the UK.
But not stopping for people already on the crossing? like I said I had stopped to allow people to cross, and cars charged through while the people were crossing? they also went wide as they passed me on the bike allowing people to cross... so surely they need to allow people already on the crossing to get over the road.
Definitely supposed to stop.
Edit: I've mentioned before, my wife has been narrowly missed on a zebra crossing here a number of times, including by police cars...
I she still going out wearing that black and white striped jumpsuit?
AFAIK, there's no law against sticking your leg out as if you are starting to cross though.
Perhaps some kind of fake leg that one could extend outwards without risk to ones wellbeing?
Or take a zebra on a long lead with you. Oh look a zebra crossing.
My partner and I were out on the bikes yesterday, we were coming up to a zebra crossing when a cat appeared and boldly stepped onto it! Obviously we stopped to let it cross, as did the car coming the other way. Made us giggle
Yes, there are days when you have to go through a lot. You can't always get good people around, there are times to handle the idiots as well!
One of those small fold-up McLaren buggies with a baby doll might be a good thing.
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