what are the point of pelican crossings? sure, it means you can cross the road safely, but surely a zebra crossing is the best way to do this? all they do is slow down the traffic for no reason.
we're not 4 year olds or americans are we? we can make our own way across roads. my granda just used to hold his stick and stop the traffic.
backtrack section: i spose they're ok over massive juctions and dual carriage ways...