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  Pedestrians

Drive carefully and slowly when

  • in crowded shopping streets, Home Zones and Quiet Lanes (see Rule 218) or residential areas;
  • driving past bus and tram stops; pedestrians may emerge suddenly into the road;
  • passing parked vehicles, especially ice cream vans-children are more interested in ice cream than traffic and may run into the road unexpectedly;
  • in need to cross a pavement or cycle track, for example, to reach or leave a driveway. Give way to pedestrians and cyclists on the pavement;
  • reversing into a side road; look all around the vehicle and give way to any pedestrians who may be crossing the road;
  • turning at road junctions- give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning;
  • the pavement is closed due to street repairs and pedestrians are directed to use the road;
  • approaching pedestrians on narrow rural roads without a footway or footpath. Always slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary, giving them plenty of room as you drive past.

CAN THE BLACK CAR GO BEFORE THE PEDESTRIAN HAS FINISHED CROSSING THE ROAD?

Turning at junction, give way to pedestrians who are already crossing the road into which you are turning even if there is no pedestrian crossing. HC rule: 206.

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