The written and unwritten pedestrian road rules in Victoria
Walking is something most of us engage in almost every day, but how familiar are you with the pedestrian road rules in Victoria?
When travelling on foot, you probably don’t think as much about the road rules. Why would you – you're not travelling in a vehicle. But pedestrians (which includes not just those on foot but also those pushing a bicycle, or using a wheeled device such as a skateboard, roller skates or rollerblades, wheelchairs and mobility scooters) are bound by several road rules just as their cyclist and motorist counterparts are.
When we are pedestrians, we’re choosing a cleaner, more active form of transportation that also helps alleviate issues like congestion for those who drive on roads in Melbourne. But journeys also need to be safe for pedestrians.
With almost all of us travelling as pedestrians regularly, how many of these road rules do you know?