pelican crossing


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pelican crossing

a type of road crossing marked by black-and-white stripes or by two rows of metal studs and consisting of a pedestrian-operated traffic-light system
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Mr Ervine added: "Drivers do need to be more careful, but a pelican crossing would force them to stop when the lights change to red so that people can then get across."
"Do we have to wait for a child or an elderly person to be killed for a pelican crossing to be put up?" " Mr Ralph, 67, who campaignedecholive to become a councillor for Old Swan during this year's local elections, added: "I have been out and about knocking on a lot of doors in the last few days, and everyone that I have talked to in Old Swan feels the same about Broad Green Road.
Phil Richards, watch commander at Northfield Fire Station, said: "It was quite a dangerous situation as the car had smashed through a pelican crossing and we had concerns about live wires which had been exposed.
Having carried out a review of recorded accident data and safety audits, the authority also wants to upgrade the existing zebra crossing in Church Road, Buckley, to a pelican crossing.
1969 PELICAN CROSSINGS This crossing has a pair of poles with traffic lights, a push button and two pictograms: a red, stationary person and a green, walking person.
Not long ago I watched a cyclist, wearing a personal stereo, speed round a corner, straight across a pelican crossing and almost flatten a pedestrian who was crossing with the lights in his favour.
The Sutherland town has just one pelican crossing, and no roundabouts to negotiate for miles around.
The pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on the pelican crossing near the Spar store on the high street in Tywyn, Gwynedd at about 11.45am.
The word pelican, as in pelican crossing, is derived from which three words?
Flintshire Council has submitted Welsh Government funding bids during the past two years to upgrade it to a pelican crossing, but they have both been unsuccessful.
In addition, the traffic lights are faulty on the pelican crossing beside the High Pit Burton House pub.