Comment 88744

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 15, 2013 at 10:03:33 in reply to Comment 88741

British Columbians, even in Vancouver, havehad the same attitude.

When I was learning to drive the driving instructor told me that I must stop as soon as a pedestrian takes one foot off the curb, even if the pedestrian is on the other side of the road.

In practice that means motorists on both sides of the road stop when a pedestrians looks like they are about to cross. And most crosswalks are the cheap and simple "painted lines and signs" variety!

My driving instructor also told me that a flashing green traffic light meant it is pedestrian controlled and that I must be prepared to stop at any time. Here in Hamilton, the tendency is to force the pedestrian lights to be synchronized with the non-pedestrian lights because the traffic department fears that otherwise motorists will be confused!

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