Unot all zebra crossings make noises ,the blind person uses the spinning knob to know when to cross!a deaf person uses the green man or lights
In my near misses walking in the road is mandatory or swinging from the tree tops ,footpaths dont exist on most of my way to the bus stop.
Uusing the countryside code is a foolish thing to do in some cases ,meeting speeding cars especially electric ones on a blind bend is a death wish so you cross over and walk on the "wrong" side until its safe to cross back.As your walking with your back to traffic on your side then all you have is your ears to keep you alive ,in the country you have a chance of hearing an electric car (luckily i have good hearing) stepping off a path in a town would be unadvisable as you wouldnt hear an electric car over the din of town life!
If your putting sounds on electric cars go further and put them on bicycles i have more close calls with them than electric cars and they invade footpaths aswell!
I hate to be a pedant but ZEBRA crossings don't make any noise and are not controlled by lights. They have a Belisha Beacons instead. You are thinking of PELICAN crossings. Not all PELICAN crossings have the spinning button for blind people. It is up to the local authority whether to implement them or not. In Southampton some have the spinning button and some do not..
After reading your's and Kens post, I understand why some countries call us "whinging poms".
Edited by corydoras, 01 July 2019 - 09:32 AM.