NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Did nothing wrong at all.
They appeared from nowhere at a brisk pace.
When vehicle users start complaining about the speed of pedestrians this is a sure sign that they themselves where approaching at an excessive speed.
I would do the same again tomorrow.
I would say they never saw me / did but moved onto crossing because they could.
Buy no body knows what was in there mind walking across a road without looking.
Blame me for being so careful as to avoid a collision, like I always do.
What would anyone do?
You could try reading the the highway code as it applies to you:
Highway Code Rule 195 wrote:Zebra crossings. As you approach a zebra crossing
look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing.
I started to brake when i realised they were going to cross even before they hit the zebra.
It seems it took you rather too long to realise that people walking purposely towards a zebra crossing were indeed intending to cross. You then expect us to give you credit for performing an emergency stop to avoid a collision that would have been entirely your fault.
What more could anyone do?
Not only did they do nothing to assess the situation but they appeared from behind a hedge, walked across a path, walked across a cycle path
So far from your initial excuse that they appeared from nowhere they were in clear view approaching the crossing for a significant distance - and obviously intending to cross. This gave you plenty of time for you to stop well in time