[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Pedestrian lane

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 14:31:25 UTC 2019


On Mon, 25 Nov 2019 at 10:15, Markus <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Nov 2019 at 23:19, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The examples in my previous message are from 30 km/h zones in
> Switzerland, where there are no marked or signalised pedestrian
> crossings except near schools or homes for senior or handicapped
> people and where pedestrians therefore are allowed to cross the road
> everywhere. The general rule here is that pedestrians must use a
> designated pedestrian crossing, underpass or bridge if there is one
> within 50 m. [1] As far as i know, the situation is similar in other
> countries that follow the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals,

except that the distance varies (often being 100 m).
>

>From Rule 7 of the UK's Highway Code: "Screw the Vienna Convention."

Actually, it doesn't say that.  What it says is:

*First find a safe place to cross* and where there is space to reach the
pavement on the other side. Where there is a crossing nearby, use it. It is
safer to cross using a subway, a footbridge, an island, a zebra, pelican,
toucan or puffin crossing, or where there is a crossing point controlled by
a police officer, a school crossing patrol or a traffic warden. Otherwise
choose a place where you can see clearly in all directions. Try to avoid
crossing between parked cars (see Rule 14
<https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-pedestrians-1-to-35#rule14>),
on a blind bend, or close to the brow of a hill. Move to a space where
drivers and riders can see you clearly. Do not cross the road diagonally.

But that equates, in this case, to "Screw the Vienna Convention." :)   To
see it in context,
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-pedestrians-1-to-35#rule7

There is no law in the UK against jaywalking (as they call it in the US).
You are advised to cross
where it's safe, and if you cross where it's unsafe and get run over then
it's all your fault.

-- 
Paul
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