kuba wrote:Yes it it true the HC states....
Because its not against UK law for a pedestrian to ignore the advice offered by the display of the red man at a pedestrian road crossing:
if safe to do so, they can legally cross when it is showing. I presume the HC glosses over this due to a car centric viewpoint/ desire to control pedestrians/ the modern trend for over-simplifying information to the point of uselessness etc. If it was a legal requirement the HC would say pedestrians MUST wait at the red figure.
Of course if they step out in front of a vehicle without allowing it time to stop or even looking, and a collision ensues, I don't think a court would view them as 0% negligent in the apportioning of blame.
I say +1 to what Vorpal said.