Pedestrian crossings

Zebra crossings

This crossing has black and white stripes - like a zebra. There are orange flashing beacons at each end.

A zebra crossing gives the pedestrian right of way once their foot is on the crossing. However, pedestrians must make sure that all the traffic has stopped before crossing and they should keep looking and listening as they cross.

Many people ask for zebra crossings to be changed to puffin crossings, believing them to be safer. Recent research has shown that the safety record of both types is very similar and that, in some cases, zebras are safer.