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Introduction  
1-35   Rules for pedestrians
36-46   Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters
47-58   Rules about animals
58-82   Rules for cyclists
83-88   Rules for motorcyclists
89-102   Rules for drivers and motorcyclists
103-158   General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders
159-203   Using the road
204-225   Road users requiring extra care
226-237   Driving in adverse weather conditions
238-252   Waiting and parking
253-273   Motorways
274-287   Breakdowns and incidents
288-290   Road works
291-299   Level crossings
300-307   Tramways
 
 
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Choosing and maintaining your bicycle  
Motorcycle licence requirements  
Motor vehicle documentation and learner driver requirements  
The road user and the law  
Penalties  
Vehicle maintenance, safety and security  
First aid on the road  
Safety code for new drivers  
 
Signs & markings
Light signals controlling traffic  
Signals to other road users  
Signals by authorised persons  
 
Traffic signs
Signs giving orders  
Warning signs  
Direction signs  
Information signs  
Road works signs  
 
Markings
Road markings  
Vehicle markings  
 

Highway code

Pedestrian crossings

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191 You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.
Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 18, 20 & 24, RTRA sect 25(5) & TSRGD reg 10, 27 & 28
192
In queuing traffic, you should keep the crossing clear.
  Highway Code - Seat belts and child restraints
193 You should take extra care where the view of either side of the crossing is blocked by queuing traffic or incorrectly parked vehicles. Pedestrians may be crossing between stationary vehicles.
194 Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.
The Highway Code book
The Highway Code
   
Highway code book
195 Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing
look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing
A zebra crossing with a central island is two separate crossings (see Rule 20).
Law ZPPPCRGD reg 25
 
      Signal-controlled crossings
196
Pelican crossings. These are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red ‘Stop’ light. You MUST stop when the red light shows. When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution. Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 23 & 26 & RTRA sect 25(5)
  Highway Code - Seat belts and child restraints
197 Pelican crossings which go straight across the road are one crossing, even when there is a central island. You MUST wait for pedestrians who are crossing from the other side of the island. Law ZPPPCRGD reg 26 & RTRA sect 25(5)
198 Give way to anyone still crossing after the signal for vehicles has changed to green. This advice applies to all crossings.
199 Toucan, puffin and equestrian crossings. These are similar to pelican crossings, but there is no flashing amber phase; the light sequence for traffic at these three crossings is the same as at traffic lights. If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.
 
   
 
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