Thursday, 19 May 2011

I had my 3 driving lesson today. I practiced more starting on a slope, driving on a main road, round abouts and joining the road to the right and left. I also practiced changing gears and driving on a roundabout.

Pelican:- (Pedestrian Light Controlled Crossing)
These are signal-controlled crossings operated by pedestrians.
Drivers approaching a Pelican crossing is made aware of the crossing because of its traffic lights and zig-zag road markings.
Plan what you are going to do before you get there. If, for example, the lights are on green for some time and people are waiting at the crossing, be prepared to slow down as they could turn to red! Use your mirrors frequently on approach so you know exactly what following traffic is up to and stop on the white line - not after it!
These are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red 'Stop' light. You MUST stop when the red light shows. When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.
After the lights start flashing, watch out for people making a last-minute dash. Be prepared to let them cross but no not wave others onto the crossing.

Puffin (Pedestrian User-Friendly Intelligent crossings)
These differ from pelican crossings as there is no flashing green figure phase. On puffin crossings the red and green figures are above the control box on your side of the road.
Toucan:- (Two-Can Cross)
On toucan crossings cyclists are permitted to ride across the road. 

The Pegasus crossing is similar to any other light controlled crossing, but in addition to provision for pedestrians (as at a Puffin Crossing) and/or cyclists (as at a Toucan crossing) the Pegasus crossing makes special provision for horses.

and my improvement card

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