During nearly all journeys on the UK’s roads, drivers with all levels of experience will be faced with the prospect of encountering a combination of traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.

This is an area that we will spend all of the required time focusing on to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible before sitting your driving test.

Below we provide a little insight regarding the concepts behind both traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.

What Are Traffic Signals?

Understanding the sequence of UK traffic lights is an essential part of learning to drive and the theory test but with a little practice, this is something that is not too difficult to master.

However, whilst understanding traffic light sequences is a relatively simple process, greater challenges are often posed when dealing with the other road users and pedestrians who are also using the same traffic lights.

It is of course important to obey traffic light signals, but having a sense of awareness of what is taking place around you is of equal importance. Cyclists and pedestrians in particular are widely acknowledged to be unpredictable around busy light controlled junctions.

What Are Pedestrian Crossings?

Pedestrian crossings are safe places for pedestrians to cross the road and where they are given priority. There are various different types of pedestrian crossings, including:

  • Level crossing
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Zebra crossing
  • Pelican crossing
  • Puffin crossing
  • Toucan crossing
  • Equestrian (Pegasus) crossing
  • School crossing patrol

During your lessons with us, we will teach you how to approach these crossings and how to deal with them once you arrive.

The following video from https://www.learnerdriving.com explores this in further detail.