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Stronger Legislation against on drivers that dont Give way on Zebra Crossing

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Whenever I'm standing on a Zebra crossing, about 35% of drivers just seem to carry on driving without letting me go.

To be honest I not surprised with the mentality of the general person on the street.

Discuss.

(serious thread, please don't take off topic or turn into a chat thread) :)
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
Zebra crossings are marked by black and white painted strips across the road and flashing amber beacons. The Highway Code says that motorists 'must give way when someone has moved onto a crossing'. However, pedestrians should remain on the kerbside for safety's sake until approaching vehicles have stopped. Zebra crossings are cheaper to build than traffic signal crossings although their use on roads where traffic speeds are higher than 35mph is not recommended.


Thats the current law. Seems people just dont care, they should be awarded 3 points on there licence and/or given a fine.
#2
Do you drive by any chance bg1?
#3
i usually walk out in front (safely of course to make sure i can step back just in case!) to make them stop!
#4
To be fair, if I saw you crossing the road I'd speed up !!
#5
King of Thieves
Do you drive by any chance bg1?

nope, with the current price of oil, driving lessons/tests I dont think it would be economical for me to drive or learn to.

jonnyq
That happened to me twice when I went to the post office today - once on the way there and again on the way back. It doesn't even surprise me now - sometimes I just glare at the driver to make them stop lol
Maybe we should all take a mental note of the license plate and report them

It seems to be a common problem these days, sad really if you ask me.

toconn
To be fair, if I saw you crossing the road I'd speed up !!

like I said, "To be honest I not surprised with the mentality of the general person on the street. ";-)
#6
if you think that bad, I've seen drivers stopped at red lights and then slowly creep forward to past the traffic lights so that they don't have to wait for the lights to charge and also drivers not even stopping even when the lights have changed to red for about 2 seconds
#7
black gerbil1
nope, with the current price of oil, driving lessons/tests I dont think it would be economical for me to drive or learn to.


When you've been driving for over 2months then come back and let me know if you still stop every time you come to a zebra crossing with someone stood at the side :thumbsup:.
I'm not saying it's a good thing, just saying that that's the way it is.
banned#8
Too many people ignore pedestrians nowadays....personally I stop...I'd rather do that than have to fix the dent in me car

but seriously...I really woudn't want it on my conscience, so I'd rather stop...plus its the right thing to do
#9
black gerbil1
nope, with the current price of oil, driving lessons/tests I dont think it would be economical for me to drive or learn to.


It seems to be a common problem these days, sad really if you ask me.


like I said, "To be honest I not surprised with the mentally of the general person on the street. ";-)


Is mentally like mentality :w00t:
#10
annoying people on bicycles who ride across PEDESTRIAN crossings - which is an offence
#11
ODB_69
Too many people ignore pedestrians nowadays....personally I stop...I'd rather do that than have to fix the dent in me car

but seriously...I really woudn't want it on my conscience, so I'd rather stop...plus its the right thing to do

Nice to see we do have some sensible drivers on the road.:-D

King of Thieves
When you've been driving for over 2months then come back and let me know if you still stop every time you come to a zebra crossing with someone stood at the side :thumbsup:.
I'm not saying it's a good thing, just saying that that's the way it is.

The poster above seems to stop every time, I personally think if you don't have the capacity to stop at every Zebra crossing were there is a person waiting to cross the road, you should not be at the wheel. A lot of patience is needed when driving a car.
#12
holly100
annoying people on bicycles who ride across PEDESTRIAN crossings - which is an offence


Cyclists don't bother me. I always slow down for cyclists. But thats because I used to cycle so know what its like... Pedestrians that think they own the road and walk on it instead of the pavement make me laugh. Im always tempted to hit them. But like odb said, don't want to fix the dent in my car.
banned#13
black gerbil1;2374022
Nice to see we do have some sensible drivers on the road.:-D

Well...I wouldn't say I was sensible....considerate maybe and also like to think I am a good driver...I do speed frequently though...but not like 100 in a 30
#14
A Black Gerbil Thead! Finally!
1 Like #15
Just let them hit you - you will reap the cash rewards and they're less likely to not stop in the future.

Sacrifice yourself for the good of others. I would (Sacrifice you). :-D
#16
black gerbil1
The poster above seems to stop every time, I personally think if you don't have the capacity to stop at every Zebra crossing were there is a person waiting to cross the road, you should not be at the wheel. A lot of patience is needed when driving a car.



Couldn't agree more. I never said that I don't stop at zebra crossings, most of the time I do. But im not going to lie and say i do everytime because sometimes I do just carry on. Like i said earler, i'm not saying its right. Just the way it is.

EDIT: Not with every driver (as the lovely hannah19790 pointed out) but with MOST drivers :thumbsup:
#17
outside my kids school there are traffic lights and at least 3 times recently cars have gone through this when it was red,im just glad i was there to stop the kids from stepping out before the cars have stopped - something i have taught my kids, dont just go on the red light! disgusting alone but even worse outside a school
#18
loupomm
outside my kids school there are traffic lights and at least 3 times recently cars have gone through this when it was red,im just glad i was there to stop the kids from stepping out before the cars have stopped - something i have taught my kids, dont just go on the red light! disgusting alone but even worse outside a school


Key their car as they drive past
banned#19
King of Thieves;2374048
Couldn't agree more. I never said that I don't stop at zebra crossings, most of the time I do. But im not going to lie and say i do everytime because sometimes I do just carry on. Like i said earler, i'm not saying its right. Just the way it is.

To be fair though it depends on exactly what the pedestrian is doing...if they are standing waiting then the right (and safe) thing to do is stop, but if they are walking towards the crossing but are still not within a certain distance I think its ok to go through IMHO...a lot of it is judgement adn judgement is the real skill in driving
#20
What about the people that purposely stop to chat at the Zebra crossing, you stop and they glare at you as if to say "what you looking at?" and if you dare to call out that they are on the crossing you get abuse. Also the cyclists that cross at normal cycling speed. sorry, I am a patient driver, but some people do make things difficult. I also walk but because I am a driver I wait my turn on the crossing instead of rushing out. I always say to the kids you can't be in that much of a hurry that you would risk your life!!
#21
King of Thieves
When you've been driving for over 2months then come back and let me know if you still stop every time you come to a zebra crossing with someone stood at the side :thumbsup:.
I'm not saying it's a good thing, just saying that that's the way it is.


I don't agree, I stop everytime I see someone on a zebra crossing, it's their right of way! as I would at a red light.
1 Like #22
ODB_69
To be fair though it depends on exactly what the pedestrian is doing...if they are standing waiting then the right (and safe) thing to do is stop, but if they are walking towards the crossing but are still not within a certain distance I think its ok to go through IMHO...a lot of it is judgement adn judgement is the real skill in driving


True. But what i do (and yea i know its bad) is look at the person. If its a women with children i'll stop. If its young children i'll stop. Some teenagers i'll stop for but if they look like idiots then i'll carry one. Old people i ususally stop for. People who look ****** off i normally carry on, people who are in a good mood or sad i normally stop.. All depends on the person.

Can anyone else truthfully say that they don't do this?
1 Like #23
King of Thieves
True. But what i do (and yea i know its bad) is look at the person. If its a women with children i'll stop. If its young children i'll stop. Some teenagers i'll stop for but if they look like idiots then i'll carry one. Old people i ususally stop for. People who look ****** off i normally carry on, people who are in a good mood or sad i normally stop.. All depends on the person.

Can anyone else truthfully say that they don't do this?


Lol! I'm surprised that you haven't crashed by the time you've judged everyone by their appearance! :p
#24
People in my area seem to just walk out - don't look, don't care and because they are not quite at the crossing you normally have to brake like mad - idiots!!
I do generally stop though but if i don't see them and by accident i dont stop i always wave with a sad face to say sorry!


black gerbil1
To be honest I not surprised with the mentality of the general person on the street.

So it isn't just in my area then!! People can easilly claim if they get hit but it is their stupid fault for just walking out without waiting for the car to stop!
#25
The same goes for people who walk into the middle of the road and stop waiting for a gap in the traffic when there is a traffic light managed pedestrian crossing 50 yards each way, grrr stupidity.
#26
I'm with Hannah. I always stop when driving and as a pedestrian will happily step off the curb to give an idiot driver who breaks the rules a fright. F***wits.
#27
Just do this next time at the crossing!
#28
I always take it easy coming up to zebra crossings even if there isn't anyone obviously about to cross as that way I can stop the car quickly if someone runs onto the crossing unexpectedly. When I'm at a zebra crossing as a pedestrian I expect drivers to stop so in turn it's only fair I do the same.

John
#29
As a driver I am consistently annoyed by the so-and-so drivers who just aren't prepared to stop at crossings :x - this means that pedestrians can't safely cross the road until there is a car parked either side of the crossing which slows down everyone.

As I get older and grumpier I'm more in favour of my brothers scheme for replacing steering-wheel Air Bags with a spike that'll fly out into the driver if they hit a pedestrian ;-) - It would certainly improve my driving :whistling:
#30
Johnmcl7
I always take it easy coming up to zebra crossings even if there isn't anyone obviously about to cross as that way I can stop the car quickly if someone runs onto the crossing unexpectedly. When I'm at a zebra crossing as a pedestrian I expect drivers to stop so in turn it's only fair I do the same.

John


John, I expect you stop at a roundabout as well, even if there's no traffic....just incase.:whistling:
Many accidents are caused by people slowing down or stopping when it is not necessary.

Pedestrians do not own the road, they should have the patience to wait for cars to stop, not just jump out and expect the traffic to stop.:thumbsup:
#31
KELLY 'N' STEVE

So it isn't just in my area then!! People can easilly claim if they get hit but it is their stupid fault for just walking out without waiting for the car to stop!

I don't see what the drivers gain,apart from getting to there destination 2seconds quicker.
#32
Zebra crossings are marked by black and white painted strips across the road and flashing amber beacons. The Highway Code says that motorists 'must give way when someone [COLOR=Blue]has moved onto[/COLOR] a crossing'. However, pedestrians should remain on the kerbside for safety's sake until approaching vehicles have stopped. Zebra crossings are cheaper to build than traffic signal crossings although their use on roads where traffic speeds are higher than 35mph is not recommended.


I think the key bit is the highlighted part above.

What is worse is that I have a friend who is a lollipop woman and she has had cars just swerve around her while she is stood in the road, even overtaking cars that have stopped for her! This is directly outside a school and every day she puts her life at risk doing this job to make the road safer for kids to cross!

The parents are some of the worse offenders and they dont seem to give a toss about it, they and their kids are safe in their metal cocoons so stuff others is their attitude.
Some of them it takes longer to drive up strap kids in get kids out etc than it does for me to do the same trip on foot, literally 150 meters! and they use the car for this, its not even like they are going somewhere afterwards either other than back home!
1 Like #33
rockyfella;2374713
John, I expect you stop at a roundabout as well, even if there's no traffic....just incase.:whistling:
Many accidents are caused by people slowing down or stopping when it is not necessary.

Pedestrians do not own the road, they should have the patience to wait for cars to stop, not just jump out and expect the traffic to stop.:thumbsup:


Total nonsense - if a driver crashes into the back of my car because I stopped for a pedestrian crossing they were driving too fast and too close. And yes I do stop at roundabouts, you never know what idiot is going to come belting across it at 50mph which has happened. With regards to zebra crossings you are entirely wrong, in this case pedestrians do own the road as drivers are required to stop if anyone is crossing.

John
1 Like #34
If a car doesn't slow down I usually feign a kick for it as it drives past. The driver gets the message.
banned#35
I dont have a problem stopping at Pedestrian crossings, where people can be seen to be waiting to safely cross. I do have a problem when people are walking adjacent to the road, reach the crossing and step out without looking or checking traffic, expecting you to stop on a sixpence. Bad drivers do cause accidents, but so do pedestrians who think they have no personal safety to think about. This situation happened to me recently, where a father and his very young daughter were walking towards the crossing and without a care in the world stepped out as soon as they reached the crossing. Not exactly a responsible thing to be teaching a young child of about 5 years of age.
#36
Johnmcl7
Total nonsense - if a driver crashes into the back of my car because I stopped for a pedestrian crossing they were driving too fast and too close. And yes I do stop at roundabouts, you never know what idiot is going to come belting across it at 50mph which has happened. With regards to zebra crossings you are entirely wrong, in this case pedestrians do own the road as drivers are required to stop if anyone is crossing.

John

Sorry John, but roundabouts are give way junctions, not stop junctions. No need, or should I say Should not stop unless there is traffic approaching from your right.

And pedestrians do not own the road until the traffic has stopped, they have to wait for the traffic to stop before stepping out.. Read the highway code....:thumbsup:
#37
Apologise all you want, I couldn't care less - having had several close scrapes with Impreza drivers wanting to test their cornering ability on roundabouts and other unpredictable scenarios I find it far more prudent to stop, check what's coming and then pull out.

It's you that actually needs to read the highway code, it does not state they have to wait for traffic to stop it's the other way round:



171: Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing [LIST]
[*]look out for people waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
[*]you MUST give way when someone has moved onto a crossing
[*]allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
[*]do not wave people across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
[*]be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing.
Law ZPPPCR reg 25[/LIST]


John
#38
hahha i am guilty of not stopping when people stand there
#39
Johnmcl7
Apologise all you want, I couldn't care less - having had several close scrapes with Impreza drivers wanting to test their cornering ability on roundabouts and other unpredictable scenarios I find it far more prudent to stop, check what's coming and then pull out.

It's you that actually needs to read the highway code, it does not state they have to wait for traffic to stop it's the other way round:



John
Keep reading the Highway code John....... You might see this:-

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070108

1-35: [SIZE="4"]Rules for pedestrians[/SIZE]

Crossings
18
At all crossings. When using any type of crossing you should

always check that the traffic has stopped before you start to cross or push a pram onto a crossing
always cross between the studs or over the zebra markings. Do not cross at the side of the crossing or on the zig-zag lines, as it can be dangerous
You MUST NOT loiter on any type of crossing.

[Laws ZPPPCRGD reg 19 & RTRA sect 25(5)]

19
Zebra crossings. Give traffic plenty of time to see you and to stop before you start to cross. Vehicles will need more time when the road is slippery. Wait until traffic has stopped from both directions or the road is clear before crossing. Remember that traffic does not have to stop until someone has moved onto the crossing. Keep looking both ways, and listening, in case a driver or rider has not seen you and attempts to overtake a vehicle that has stopped.
#40
I spit on their cars if they don't stop. I'm hard, so don't anyone else try it as you may get pummelled.

I also spit on a car that is parked fully across the pavement on the way to my son's school.
I hope they catch some disease when they come to clean it. I have many. :)

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