Sometimes in the UK we have a tendancy to moan about things, be it the weather, our politicians, the economy or whatever, and we forget about the many things we have to be thankful for. And on that note, I’m putting forward my vote for the good ol’ pedestrian crossing. Aka the zebra crossing… the pelican crossing… call it what you will.
In the UK, the rules are very simple. Drivers (or motorcyclists, cyclists, etc.) are to look out for pedestrians about to use a pedestrian crossing. If someone looks like they are about to use it, they must stop and let the pedestrian have right of way. Anyone that has travelled outside the UK will know that it’s often not quite so clear cut in many countries. Watch the two videos below – one from London and the other from Vietnam – and hopefully you’ll see that the pedestrian crossing is indeed something we have to be thankful for!