Try not to cross the road where there are parked vehicles. If you have to do so because other places would be more dangerous then

  • Choose a crossing place between parked private cars rather than larger vehicles such as lorries as it is easier for you to see approaching traffic, and for drivers to see you. Choose as large a gap as you can.
  • If there are parked vehicles on both sides of the road, choose a gap between cars which has a gap on the opposite side.
  • Choose a place where you can see a long way up and down the road, that is choose to cross between private cars rather than where there are lorries or vans which will block your view.
  • Choose a gap between cars which have no drivers in them.
  • Cross well away from vehicles picking up or dropping passengers, or loading or unloading goods.
Look for a large gap beween cars
Look for a large gap beween cars
Look for a gap on both sides of the road
Look for a gap on both sides of the road.
go to the outside edge of the car
When you have found a safe place to cross, go to the outside edge of the car that sticks out the most into the road and stop.
Standing at the outside edge of the vehicle will make it easier for you to see any traffic, and for drivers to see you.
You can now continue your crossing using the Road Crossing Code, Steps 3 to 6.
  • Step 3 -- Look all around for traffic and listen.
  • Step 4 -- If traffic is coming, let it pass. Look all around again.
  • Step 5 -- When there is no traffic near, walk straight across the road.
  • Step 6 -- Keep looking and listening while you cross.

Look all around for traffic and vehicles leaving parking spaces along the road. Some car engines are very quiet and not all drivers use signals.