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Article 124 Pedestrian crossings and crossing roads

by Mark Nolan

1. In areas where there are pedestrian crossings, those who want to cross the road must do so precisely, without doing so in the vicinity, and when such steps are taken, the following rules should also be observed:

We see a pedestrian crossing in the middle of the street, when at 50 metres there is a pedestrian crossing regulated by traffic lights.


A) If the crossing has traffic lights for pedestrians, their instructions should be obeyed.

Pedestrians who do not respect the red light at a pedestrian crossing may be sanctioned by the competent authority.       


B) If there is no traffic light for pedestrians but the movement of vehicles is regulated by an agent or traffic light, they will not enter the road while the signal of the agent or the traffic light allows vehicles to drive through.

C) In other pedestrian crossings marked by the corresponding road marking, although they have priority, pedestrians should only enter the road when the distance and speed of the approaching vehicles allow them to do so safely.

When crossing a pedestrian crossing, we must verify that the approaching vehicles have seen us and are slowing down to give way to us. Then we can proceed to cross.


Please, never start crossing if you are not sure if drivers have noticed your presence and are going to give way.


Pedestrians, when in doubt, please wait.    


2. To cross the road outside a pedestrian crossing, pedestrians must make sure that they can do so without risk or undue obstruction.

3. When crossing the road, they must walk perpendicular to the axis of the road, not delay or stop on the road unnecessarily and not hinder the passage of others.


4. Pedestrians may not cross squares and roundabouts on the road, and must go around them.


On roads where footbridges are installed there are frequent occurrences of pedestrians who want to shorten their journey by crossing the road instead of using these footbridges. When the installation of a footbridge is planned, it is because it has been verified that there is a high risk of crossing that road at that location, thus giving pedestrians greater safety. If a footbridge is installed, please use it.

Remember that if there is a walkway or crossing next to you, you could be sanctioned for crossing in an improper place.


Please, use crossings.

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