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Video:Quick Tips: Pedestrian Crossings in London

with Milo De Prieto

Learn about pedestrian crossings in London so that you can figure out which way to walk without any accidents. Here are some tips on pedestrian crossings in London.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tips: Pedestrian Crossings in London

Hello, I'm Milo for About.com and today we're talking about London's pedestrian crossings.

Pedestrian Crossings in London Are Opposite to the U.S.

Crossing the street can be very confusing for anyone coming a from a country that drives on the right-hand side of the road like the U.S. You will quickly realize that you are programmed to look the wrong way when crossing the street in London or elsewhere in Great Britain and Ireland. Not only is this embarrassing, it can be dangerous.

Warning Signs on Most Pedestrian Crossings in London

Thankfully almost every major intersection in London has a warning painted in white on the crosswalks. While this might seem somewhat heavy-handed, they are actually lifesavers. Hopefully, as you approach a crosswalk you will glance down and get a quick reminder of the direction of oncoming traffic.

Do Not Jaywalk While Crossing in London

Not all intersections have traffic signals for pedestrians and so it becomes even more important to be vigilant. It is not illegal to jaywalk in London, but it is also not advisable. You may or may not get the hang of it after a couple of days, in any case you'll have the friendly crosswalk reminders to help you.

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