Drivers must give way
I refer to the letter from Kathleen McLearie headlined 'Cat and mouse peril at pedestrian crossing' (South China Morning Post, June 8).
Pedestrians should always cross roads using zebra crossings, light signal crossings, footbridges, or pedestrian subways. Under Regulation 31 of the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations, a pedestrian enjoys precedence while on a zebra crossing over all vehicles and it is an offence for a vehicle not giving precedence to a pedestrian already on it.
Regulation 40 says the driver shall give way to a pedestrian who is within a pedestrian priority zone designated by the Commissioner for Transport by a gazette notice and erection of prescribed traffic signs.
A pedestrian who comes across a vehicle not doing so in a zebra control area, can report the incident to police. If there is sufficient evidence to prove the incident in court, the driver will be prosecuted.
for Commissioner of Police