Crossing safety plea
The Daily TelegraphMonday 30 July 2001
|DRIVERS who stop on or obstruct pedestrian zones should lose three demerit points, the Pedestrian Council of Australia said yesterday.
"Stopping on or in front of a pedestrian crossing can be just as dangerous as speeding through a school zone because it obstructs the vision of motorists and pedestrians alike," PCA chairman Harold Scruby said.
He said it was "utterly absurd" that motorists travelling in a bus-lane were docked three points while drivers stopping on pedestrian crossings were not penalised.