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英国街道出现名符其实“斑马线”

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小编摘要:近日,为了帮助孩子们更“有趣”地穿过马路,英国街道上出现了具有真正斑马图案的斑马线。但驾驶者和行人们都反映,他们不能确定到底是真的斑马线还是艺术家的涂鸦。这一举措反而增加了儿童过马路的危险性,议会因此

导读:这也许是名符其实的斑马线,但由于这条太过新奇的斑马线可能会威胁到孩子的生命安全,议会已经被告上法庭。这条新的动物图案斑马线被标榜为“有趣的”方式来帮助幼儿安全地穿过马路,但驾驶者和行人都不能确定它们是否是官方标识,或只是随性的涂鸦。

It may be literally a zebra crossing - but a council has been accused of endangering children's lives for the sake of novelty.

The new animal print road markings are billed as a 'fun' way to help young children cross the road safely - but motorists and pedestrians are unsure whether they are official markings or just graffiti.

The confusion doesn't help as residents in Bristol are used to bizarre artworks cropping up on the streets, due to the city's famous son, street artist Banksy.

Local residents and the Association of British Drivers have claimed the stripes are an 'accident waiting to happen'.

Hugh Bladon, spokesman for the ABD, said: 'I can’t understand what the highways people are playing at.

'The marking is very misleading and extremely dangerous. It has been painted where there is a dropped kerb which implies it is a pedestrian crossing. I think it has created an accident waiting to happen.'

Resident Patrick Lawrence added: 'The "pretend" crossing is sure to cause confusion for motorists and pedestrians.

'Neither motorist nor pedestrian will really understand what the road markings mean.

'A pedestrian, possibly a child going to school, may think they have priority on the pretend zebra crossing, while at the same time a motorist may be aware that the markings in the road mean nothing at all and so ignore them.

'The consequential results could be significant.'

Geoff Trudgeon, 46, walks his three-year-old son Arthur to the school each morning and said the crossings could cause confusion.

The father-of-four said: 'I saw the crossing and wondered if it was the right place to cross.

'If this confusion leads to motorists slowing down then it is good but everyone should be driving slowly around here anyway.



'The speed limit is 20mph but it should be reduced from 20mph to 5mph as it is a children’s area. And the stripes should be much wider - maybe four metres wide.'

Bristol City Council has defended the new scheme, claiming the 'fun markings' will actively encourage youngsters to cross the road in the safest place.

Kate Hartas, a spokesperson for the council, said: 'The aim was to improve the walking route between the nursery and the primary school.

'It was agreed, in consultation with residents and parents, that the best way of doing this was to encourage use of the existing footways in a fun way.

'No dropped kerbs existed - a particular problem for parents with young children or those pushing buggies.

'In order to make this option more attractive, the council has installed a total of seven dropped kerbs, with three zebra-skin markings to highlight the position of these crossings.

'Fun markings encourage the children to actively want to cross at a specific, safer place, whereas previously they were crossing at a number of points, some dangerous.

'There has been plenty of dialogue with the school throughout the scheme’s development.

'Children’s reaction to the crossings has been as the team expected - exactly as it is at any crossing.

'They stop, wait, look and listen for oncoming traffic. The unusual markings are having a very positive impact on drivers however, who are slowing and stopping around the school - certainly an improvement on previous behaviour.

'The message is that the road around the school is a child-friendly space and cars must take care.'

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2012-02-28 09:00 编辑:Relaxkuma
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  • 的确是“斑马线”..........

    2012-02-28 09:11 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • cocoon520 说:

    zebra~~哈哈~

    2012-02-28 09:30 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
  • 月臻 说:

    好斑马的斑马线……

    2012-02-28 12:01 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 地板
  • 我看挺好的啊,只要官方公布出这是交通斑马线,并且在主要路段试运行就好了,任何新事物出现都会有人赞成有人反对的。如果一味的顾忌而不前进的话,那就没有什么新事物了。多做些广告宣传吧。同时培养小朋友过马路的安全意识。

    2012-03-01 10:03 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 4 楼
  • mondream 说:

    要给司机们普及下这个知识,否则孩子都愿意走了,但是司机不知道就惨了

    2012-03-01 11:14 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 5 楼
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