Assessment criteria: Pedestrian crossings
Expected outcome / competence
The ability to recognise the different types of pedestrian crossings and show courtesy and consideration towards pedestrians.
At all crossings the vehicle should slow down and stop if there is anyone on the crossing. At zebra crossings the vehicle should slow down and be prepared to stop if there is anyone waiting to cross.
Ability to give way to any pedestrians on a pelican crossing when the amber lights are flashing.
Ability to give way to cyclists as well as pedestrians on a toucan crossing and act correctly at puffin crossings.
Assessment criteria (example)
- Late to react to flashing amber at a ‘pelican’ crossing.
- Failing to give way to pedestrians who had started to cross at a ‘pelican’ crossing.
- Any situation brought about by the above fault that resulted in actual danger to the examiner, candidate, the general public or property.
- approaching too fast
- not reacting to the lights at a pedestrian controlled crossing
- pulling away well before the crossing is clear of pedestrians
- not stopping when necessary
- beckoning pedestrians to cross
The above is taken from The Driving Examiners Manual.
Where appropriate it has been reformatted and edited so it only refers to the driving of ordinary cars (class b).