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Crossing confusion for pedestrians around the world

26 March 2009

Do you jaywalk, or wait patiently by the road side for the green man to light up? Pedestrians visiting different countries are faced with a bewildering array of different rules and cultural norms for crossing the road - there's certainly no such thing as an international standard.

The FIA Foundation backed Euro-Test study has highlighted the differences in its latest Pedestrian crossings survey. It calls for the rules governing users and driver behaviour at crossings across different countries to be brought in line.

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