Do you have to slow down for a pedestrian if they cross the road in front of you on a red no crossing light? Do you have to slow down for a pedestrian if they cross the road in front of you on a red no crossing light?

  • A. Yes

  • B. No

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    The correct answer is A
     
    Remember the first rule of driving: always try to avoid accidents and harm to other road users.
     
 
 
 

The most important rule of using the road

People occasionally have concentration lapses and misjudge their manoeuvres. Rather than punishing them, we should drive to allow for them. There's no point in causing an accident when it's avoidable as you could end up injuring yourself or someone else. So, the most important rule of using the road is to drive to avoid accidents or harm to other road users. 

You can do this by anticipating other drivers' actions, leaving a safety bubble and driving within the law. 

If a pedestrian steps out in front of you, even if they have a red no-crossing line, you must slow down for them. If another vehicle starts moving into your lane because they haven't seen you, it's your responsibility to change your lane position safely, if possible, to avoid an accident.