OUR ROAD SAFETY ANIMALS.
1951 ? ZEBRA CROSSINGS The pedestrian crossing with alternating black and white stripes gives extra rights of way to pedestrians. 1953 TUFTY THE SQUIRREL Tufty Fluffytail, a childlike Red Squirrel character, was created to introduce simple safety messages to children. The movement continued into the 1980s.
1962 ? PANDA CROSSINGS Similar to a zebra crossing, this had triangles rather than stripes. However, its design was not successful and it was gradually phased out. 1969 PELICAN CROSSINGS This crossing has a pair of poles with traffic lights, a push button and two pictograms: a red, stationary person and a green, walking person. 1991 TOUCAN CROSSINGS A pedestrian crossing which also allows bikes to cross. Hence, the name "twocan".
1992 ? PUFFIN CROSSINGS Like a pelican crossing, except the lights are on the near side of the road.
2006 ? PEGASUS CROSSINGS A pedestrian crossing with special consideration for horses. Used in the UK and Peru.
2013 ARMADILLOS A green invention to divide cyclists from traffic.
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|Publication:||Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||May 18, 2014|
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