Letter – Sympathy with DIY crossing at 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.