Zebra Crossing Light

'Zebra' crossings are well marked with black and white stripes and zigzag lines on either side. These road markings not only control Traffic by giving orders, they also warn you as a driver that there may be pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road. A yellow beacon, usually flashing, marks the location of the crossing.

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'Zebra' crossings are well marked with black and white stripes and zigzag lines on either side. These road markings not only control traffic by giving orders, but also warn you as a driver that there may be pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road. A yellow beacon, usually flashing, marks the location of the crossing.

When approaching a 'Zebra' crossing, look out for pedestrians waiting to cross (particularly children, the elderly and the disabled). Be ready to slow down or stop behind the 'Give way' line to let them cross.

You must give way to anyone who has stepped onto a 'Zebra' crossing. Signal to other drivers that you intend to slow down or stop. Do not signal pedestrians to cross; another vehicle may be approaching.

You must not stop on a 'Zebra' crossing. You must also not stop in the controlled area marked with zigzag lines except when giving way to pedestrians on the crossing or waiting to turn left or right.

Within the controlled area marked with zigzag lines, you must not pass ahead the moving vehicle nearest the crossing, or the leading vehicle which has stopped to give way to pedestrians on the crossing.

Never park, carry out loading/ unloading, or overtake just before a 'Zebra' crossing.

Look out for pedestrians crossing the road across the zigzag lines.

In traffic queues, leave 'Zebra' crossing clear and stop behind the 'Give way' line.

If there is an island in the middle of a crossing, the parts of the crossing on its either side are separate crossings.Road Sign

 

 Warning sign - pedestrian crossing ahead