3 posts • joined Wednesday 5th May 2010 08:51 GMT
Re: Is it me?
They taught the Green Cross Code because of the dangerous drivers who weren't looking out for pedestrians.
If a pedestrian is already crossing the road at any point (except for the aforementioned Motorways etc) then they gain right of way over oncoming vehicles who must slow down and stop to let them continue to cross. The legality of stepping out in right in front of a moving vehicle presumably becomes a matter for the law court to determine on a case by case basis.
Whilst you may only have to stop when they have a foot on the crossing, you DO have to stop. So you are driving without due care and attention if you have not slowed down in anticipation of the foot being placed on the crossing.
What amazes me is the number of pedestrians, cyclists, bikers and drivers who think that skill is defined by how fast you can go in a straight line.