Pelican crossings (Pedestrian light controlled crossings) are controlled by traffic signals. Pedestrians push a button to register their desire to cross. The red man/green man indicator is located on the far side of the crossing. Pedestrians should only cross when the green man is illuminated and all the traffic has stopped. There may also be a bleeping sound to help the visually impaired. Some push button units are also fitted with a tactile knob under the unit which rotates when the green man is illuminated. Pedestrians should not start to cross if the green man is flashing.
Zig-zag markings are laid on both the approaches and the exits to the crossing. The zig-zags ban waiting or parking, prohibit vehicles from overtaking each other and warn pedestrians of the increased risk of crossing in the zig-zag area.
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