a mad man will never look for a zebra crossing on the a406

More confusion on line marking – there doesn’t appear to be the normal Stop line prior to the lights for vehicles in Nicholson St. Chappter 4 of Volume 1 of the traffic engineering manual covers pedestrian facilities. All Rights Reserved.

I'm not speeding maniac, its just someonetimes it makes more sense to drive through depending on the business of the road and who has arrived at the crossing first.

and Flinders St. if there are not too many cars as is often the case before 7 AM when I go to work. Well they have to either stop or run me over as I got that annoyed with standing there waiting for cars to let me cross I now just walk straight across them. It is considered that this rule should provide adequate protection for pedestrians crossing low volume left turn slip lanes without the need for any supporting signs or road markings.

I’m confused. It appears the lights were originally a conventional non-zebra crossing when the road was narrowed a few years ago.

Are there other spots like this with confusing and/or contradictory road markings? Either you'd have to be driving too fast for the conditions or not paying attention. Is this a zebra crossing, or not? Very frustrating given it’s about 3m wide – people would just cross against the light (and presumably, Mr/Ms Police would book them for jaywalking instead of the red light runners). Listen now for interviews with the biggest soap stars and all the latest spoilers - available on every major podcast app , 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, 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.

I’ve been in situations where motorists will sit there giving way to pedestrians, whom will refuse to cross until they get their green man or else they’d be jay-walking. Welcome to the Digital Spy forums. Quicker to wait for the hourly bus, or walk? Rea Life 4,428 views It’s not helped by the red man being the default. ©2020 Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. And even those who know its significance clearly ignore it. Dear City of Maribyrnong and/or VicRoads, I’m confused. There must be a sign on both sides of the road facing each approach. One of those was on the phone as well. DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK.

Dear City of Maribyrnong and/or VicRoads. Why do people get so annoyed and even shout and wave at you if you drive through a zebra crossing when they are waiting? That saying the only ones I see now are the ones in the car park at our local shopping mall. Registered in England. Hi Simon Russsell its possible the more recently introduced AustRoads Guide to Road Design Part 6a (Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths) and the VicRoads Supplement have covered off on some of the cyclist issues in more detail/more appropriately. http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Moreinfoandservices/RoadManagementAndDesign/DesignStandardsManualsNotes/TrafficEngineeringManual/Vol1TrafficManagement.htm. Have you asked Maribyrnong Council about it? This is probably a left over habit from crossing streets in the US for so many years. signed to my own label Think that I need about three accounts (rich) I'm rich A mad man will never look for a zebra crossing on the A406, greatness Mosh Pit Headie One , DigDat , RV zebra crossing, or otherwise? | Australia's Road Safety Programs & News Stories, Melbourne public transport – Significant service changes, originally a conventional non-zebra crossing, http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Moreinfoandservices/RoadManagementAndDesign/DesignStandardsManualsNotes/TrafficEngineeringManual/Vol1TrafficManagement.htm, https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.807278,145.028583,3a,75y,59.88h,69.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1slaJ0l2DgF5muHuqdwy6iig!2e0, http://www.danielbowen.com/2014/05/19/zebra-crossing-or-not/. Another silly new signalled crossing is for the tiny laneway (Caledonian ln) for delivery trucks to Emporium. We often overcrowd our road spaces with signs, pavement markings etc. All Rights Reserved - Primenewsghana.com. While the lines painted on the road and signals give the impression that pedestrians should press the button and wait for the green man, in the streetview link above you can see a sign on the left with “Give way to pedestrians”. Looks like a council money making scam to me…, Here’s another ridiculous example at Kew Junction (which is full of all sorts of ridiculous traffic signals, like the useless bus lane).

How many tram routes have low-floor trams. Road Rules – Victoria requires that if a driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to any pedestrian on the slip lane.

This crossing is so short that most people would probably just cross it without pressing the button and waiting for a green man. how the heck did this divit pass their driving test?????? Which really makes you wonder — how does a design like that actually get through a council process? It's ***** like you that cost me £1000 to repair my car. But how many drivers know the essence of zebra crossing? Interesting link (the VicRoads one). The study asked at what point does a vehicle need to stop at a Not sure why more lights can’t automatically include a default pedestrian phase, with the button press extending it for infirm, etc. […] News Story Credit: http://www.danielbowen.com/2014/05/19/zebra-crossing-or-not/ […]. Unfortunately its very easy to just paint lines on the road without the correct attention being paid leading to situations like the one you have shown above with non compliant crossings which could lead to unfortunate and avoidable accidents. Are you meant to wait for the green man, or not? Is this a zebra crossing, or not? If I see that I can safely cross a street I usually don’t bother pressing the button and then waiting for a green man. Actually, if you hit a driver from behind there are few if any circumstances where it's not your fault.

I've almost got run over about four times because I had stepped onto the crossing and so had right of way and the driver decided they still did. Zebra crossing as is seen on the roads are there not for decorative purposes but for one of the most significant activities on the road, pedestrians crossing the road. And if they don't have the flashing amber lights, (which most retail park ones don't), as on normal roads, these are not proper zebra crossings. I have probably crossed at this very crossing.


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