Crossing safety plea

The Daily Telegraph

Monday 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.