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Letter – Sympathy with DIY crossing at Mudeford Quay

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SIR – I can sympathise with Mr Laurie Phillips (A&T, 12th February) about his DIY pedestrian crossing in Mudeford Quay.

In various countries around the world – France and the USA, in particular – they have crosswalks, not always the hugely expensive zebra crossings, but road markings at road junctions and also where pedestrians need to be able to cross the road.

I know many drivers would be more than happy to stop and let pedestrians cross a busy road but without any markings this can be very dangerous.

It would also have the effect of slowing traffic and making drivers more aware of the needs of pedestrians.

I am always surprised at how polite the drivers are when crosswalks are provided, not least I think because the police in those countries are very rigorous about upholding the rules.

John Futter,

Dibden Purlieu

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