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Why are so many drivers seeingly unaware of how a zebra crossing works? watch

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    Once I stick my foot onto the road, I get the right of way. I've had plenty of mugs drive straight through, rev their engines at me, start driving towards me while I'm walking across in an attempt to get me to walk faster etc...

    I've also seen a driver moan on twitter about someone not thanking them for stopping at the zebra crossing. Does she also expect people to thank her when she stops at a red light?


    Edit: Typo in the title, boohoo.
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    I agree. I've noticed the same when it comes to crossing roads too; even when I'm ready to cross other drivers think that it's okay to ignore my presence and still drive into a junction.
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    I thought pedestrians *always* had right of way? so as to not get the pedestrians run over simply by crossing a road
    pedestrians don't need a license to walk, but drivers need a license to drive - surely this is the fundamental thing which makes pedestrians always the ones to possess the right of way? I don't know
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    (Original post by TheGuyReturns)
    Once I stick my foot onto the road, I get the right of way. I've had plenty of mugs rev their engines at me, start driving towards me while I'm walking across in an attempt to get me to walk faster etc...
    Just ignore them you have the right of way not them, If they run you over, then they are the ones that are in trouble and to blame not you, they just enjoy intimidating pedestrians in their engines.

    Next time someone revs his engine stop look at them and stick you tongue out, try toying with them and see their reactions.
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    nothing pisses me off more than drivers who don't use their indicators
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    Oh God how boring must your life be when you're hung up on zebra crossing etiquette.
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    (Original post by Danny McCoyne)
    Oh God how boring must your life be when you're hung upon zebra crossing etiquette.
    Oh God how boring must your life be when you're hung up on about someone being hung up on zebra crossing etiquette.
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    (Original post by Danny McCoyne)
    Oh God how boring must your life be when you're hung up on zebra crossing etiquette.
    The amount of times some tosser has sped up and swerved around me.
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    while what you say is strictly true about "my foot is on the crossing" you're brave than me if you believe that it is wise to step out.

    You do need to allow time for the ton of car to slow and stop. Personally, I assume that someone standing beside a pedestrian crossing is about to walk, but many people don't.
    Alos, when you walk along a road, you have right of way across a side road, but again, you'd be daft to not look over your shoulder in case a car was turning.

    being "right" is no good when you are dead .

    you need to behave responsibly whether on foot or in a car.
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    (Original post by TheGuyReturns)
    Oh God how boring must your life be when you're hung up on about someone being hung up on zebra crossing etiquette.
    You're sad.

    Sorry.
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    I always wait to ensure cars are slowing down at zebra crossings because of how idiotic some drivers are around them.
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    I've had a few near misses on zebra crossings. I normally wait to make sure cars are slowing down before I cross. I know I should have right of way & they're in the wrong if they don't stop but I'd rather avoid getting run over.
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    It's optional to stop at a zebra crossing. Red lights seem to be less lenient in most cases.
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    Some of these ****ers just want to run you over
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    (Original post by Thickfreakness)
    It's optional to stop at a zebra crossing.
    Not if there's pedestrians on it. Police take a dim view if you run over someone's ankles, generally.
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    (Original post by Thickfreakness)
    It's optional to stop at a zebra crossing.
    No it's not, provided someone is on it.
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    i tend to look at the car to insure they know i've seen them, that way if they do run me over they can't say "he just came out of nowhere" because i have seen them so they have seen me
 
 
 
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