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At puffin crossings, which light will NOT show to a driver?

A Flashing amber.

A flashing amber light is shown at pelican crossings, but puffin crossings are different. They are controlled electronically and automatically detect when pedestrians are on the crossing. The phase is shortened or lengthened according to the position of the pedestrians.

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What is a Puffin crossing?

Puffin crossings resemble pelican crossings in appearance and function, but there are some important distinctions to be aware of. Puffin crossings do not have the green and red man mounted high up next to the vehicle traffic lights, but pedestrians will still notice a black and yellow box with a button on it, and drivers will still see normal traffic lights. Instead, the yellow and black box with the crossing demand button displays the red and green pedestrian crossing symbols. Puffin crossings contain sensors that can distinguish between pedestrians waiting on the pavement and those who have safely crossed the street.

Puffin crossing rules

When pedestrians are ready to cross the street, they press a button and wait for the green man to emerge on the black and yellow box mounted at waist height. Pedestrians can cross safely once the green man turns on. As long as the kerbside sensors detect pedestrians have fully crossed, the traffic signals will remain red for vehicles. Drivers are signaled by flashing amber at pelican crossings, but not at puffin crossings. As a result, drivers won't be enticed to continue driving while there may still be people on the road. Puffin crossings are designed to make life easier for pedestrians as well as make things better for drivers. Their sensors can cancel the pedestrian demand if they determine that it is no longer necessary, such as when a person crosses the street before the pedestrian signal becomes green.


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2 years ago

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Hubert Cumberdale

2 years ago

Brilliant for the multiple choice bit of the theory. Never looked at the highway code, just went through all of the practice questions in this (free version) over a few hours and passed my test 48/50.

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