STOP FOR

PEDESTRIANS

Children often misjudge the speed and intentions of drivers. They are easily distracted, and may dash into the road without looking.

 

Older people may have difficulties in seeing or hearing approaching traffic, and may have decreased mobility.
HOW YOU CAN HELP

PEDESTRIANS

  • Be patient and considerate – remember that you are also a pedestrian sometimes too
  • Give them time and room to cross, especially the elderly or disabled. Your speed can literally make the difference between life or death
  • Remember, they may be hard to see – especially children
  • Be ready for the unexpected
  • Don’t park on pavements
  • Stop at zebra crossings if someone is waiting to cross
  • You must stop for school crossing patrols
  • Never wave a pedestrian across the road – there may be other traffic overtaking from behind you

HORSE RIDERS

  • Prefer not to use the roads, but still need to reach bridleways and other off-road facilities
  • Sometimes ride in double file to protect novice riders or nervous horses
  • Are often able to see and hear further ahead than a motorist, and may signal to you
  • Are dealing with powerful animals which are easily frightened and can panic in traffic
  • May be children
HOW YOU CAN HELP

HORSE RIDERS

  • Drive slowly past horses, give them plenty of room and be prepared to stop
  • Keep engine noise as low as possible and avoid sounding the horn
  • Look out for horse riders’ signals and be aware that they may not move to the centre of the road before turning right
Pedestrians | Arrive Alive CI
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