These are traffic light-controlled crossings, activated by a button, combined with a red or green figure on the other side of the road to tell pedestrians when to cross: the red figure means don’t cross, a green figure means it is safe to, and a flashing green man shows you shouldn’t start to cross, but will have time to do so if you’ve already started. There is usually also a bleeping sound as an aid to signal it is safe to cross.

For motorists, a flashing amber traffic light follows the red ‘stop’ light, meaning they must continue to give way to any pedestrians already on the crossing and can proceed once the crossing is clear.

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