How to cross the road?

On how much a pedestrian is aware of the rules of the road, his health and life may depend. Crossing the road in the wrong place is dangerous, as it can provoke a traffic accident, as a result of which not only the pedestrian, but also other people can suffer. Therefore, it is necessary to learn from childhood how to cross the road.

How to cross the road on a regulated transition

First you need to clearly understand what an adjustable pedestrian crossing. This is such a marked "zebra" section of the road, the movement of which is regulated by a pedestrian traffic light or traffic controller. Any part of the road automatically becomes regulated in the case when the traffic on it is controlled by the traffic controller. In this case, it is necessary to pay attention to his instructions, and not to traffic lights.

How to cross the road according to the signals of the traffic controller:

  • If the regulator has his right hand with a rod raised above his head, then pedestrians cannot move;
  • If he has his right arm with a rod extended forward, this means that pedestrians, to whom the traffic controller stands with his back, can move along a pedestrian crossing;
  • Both hands are spread apart (the figure becomes similar to the letter �T�): pedestrians are allowed to move.

True, not all pedestrians are aware of the special movements and gestures of the intersection of the traffic controller, therefore, more often the traffic controller uses a simple stroke to the side - thus he indicates where it is allowed to move.

Most often when crossing the road, pedestrians should pay attention to the traffic light for pedestrians. Knowledge of what light to cross the road, invested in children already in preschool age. Everyone knows that you can go to the green, and the red should stay on the sidewalk and wait.

Crossing a red light means breaking traffic rules. A pedestrian can pay an administrative fee for this. In case of violation of traffic rules, a pedestrian can be punished with a fine in the amount of from 500 to 1000 rubles.

How to cross the road on an unregulated transition

The transition of the road, which is not regulated in any way, the rules of the road are specified in Section 4.5. According to the traffic regulations, a pedestrian must independently take care of his safety during the execution of any maneuvers at such a crossing.Before crossing the road, you need to estimate the distance to the approaching vehicles, and go only when it is most secure. You can not cross the road right in front of the hood of cars!

You also can not make a move because of other cars or interfere with the passage of transport. From this it follows that it is only necessary to cross the road when cars and other vehicles are at a sufficient distance. Often, it is pedestrians who do not know how to cross the road, become the perpetrators of accidents and road accidents.

Two way street crossing

When approaching an unregulated pedestrian crossing, you need to look both ways and assess the overall situation on the road. Then you should carefully look to the left, and if there are no approaching cars, then you should start moving along the transition.

In the middle of the road, where car flows are divided, you should stop and look to the right. If there are no vehicles nearby, you can cross the road further. If cars are approaching the transition at high speed or if it is impossible to assess the situation due to difficult weather conditions or unfavorable traffic conditions (heavy traffic in 2-3 rows),then you should wait a little while remaining on the lane dividing the opposite streams until the situation improves.

Children cannot independently cross difficult two-way roads. To cross this road, the child must be accompanied by an adult.

Moment of crossing the road

According to the traffic rules, it is impossible to stop when making a move through the carriageway, unless it is impossible to avoid a stop, since the safety of a pedestrian depends on it. In such a situation, not everyone will figure out how to cross the road correctly � stop or speed up a step.

You can stop traffic in the middle of the road, on the line (solid or intermittent), which separates the traffic of oncoming traffic. However, it is not recommended to do this on sections of the road with heavy traffic. You also need to remember that the markings on the road that separate the oncoming traffic may be absent, so you need to visually identify it yourself.

Ground, aboveground and underground pedestrian crossings

The usual pedestrian crossing is indicated by the marking on the zebra road - longitudinal white stripes,as well as a special sign �pedestrian crossing� - a white triangle against a blue square, which depicts a person walking along the road marking �zebra�. In this case, the sign may be absent if the marking is applied on the road. The boundaries of the pedestrian crossing fall on the boundaries of the lanes.

How to cross the road at pedestrian crossings, also stipulated in the SDA. According to them, it is necessary to cross the road strictly according to the marking, since the movement next to it is a violation of traffic rules. Signs are needed for those cases, if the marking is poorly visible on the road or worn out, as well as in winter, when sections of the road may be covered with snow.

In addition to the usual transitions, there are also aboveground and underground. Elevated passages are structures built above the carriageway, which are climbed the stairs. Accordingly, underground passages are those that pass underground.

Such objects are designated by special characters:

  • Underground - blue square, which depicts a man walking down the stairs;
  • Elevated - a similar sign on which a person climbs the stairs.

Pedestrians who ignore such signs and run across the road directly on the roadway, not only put their lives at risk and create emergency situations, but also violate traffic rules. Therefore, it is necessary to explain and show by example to children how to cross the road properly, because their lives may depend on it.