How to Use a Zebra Crossing in the UAE
it is very important that both motorists and walkers know their duties.
While zebra crossing is a boon for pedestrians, it is essential that both motorists and walkers know their duties. Today, we will talk about these duties to make roads a safe place for travels. Remember, not abiding the zebra crossing rules can inflict Dh500 fine and six black points.
What Drivers Must Understand
- As you see the ‘Yield’ sign, you must expect pedestrians anytime on the crossing.
- You must immediately slow down or stop to allow all walkers pass without harm.
- As you stop, use hazard lights to indicate vehicles behind you.
- Do not try to cross the road from another lane if you find another vehicle stopped at the crossing already. You must know it is stopped there for a reason.
- As you reach zebra crossing and find walkers already crossing, you must halt your vehicle immediately.
- Give walkers the respect and courtesy they genuinely deserve. As you come out of your vehicle, you become a pedestrian, and you surely like motorists give you due respect.
What Pedestrians Must Do
- Avoid any distractions as you approach zebra crossing such as the use of the phone
- Look into the eyes of the approaching driver
- Understand, you are most vulnerable on the road
- Do not think a yield sign gives you full permission to enter zebra crossing. The motorist might not have seen the sign due to some distraction
- Never jump a red light