Pelicans, Puffins and Toucans…oh, my!

I had some free time the other day and decided to check out the Highway Code for UK 2015. We can drive on our USA license for a year, but after that will need to take the driving test and get a UK license for the second year in country. The Code is 164 pages long and extremely detailed. It will take us a year just to read through it. And even though the language is “similar” to ours, the vocabulary takes some getting used to. For instance, I can understand the concept of a Zebra Crossing (those white stripes on the black asphalt to indicate where one should cross) but in the UK there are Pelican, Puffin and Toucan crossings as well…

This is what you’ll see at a Pelican Crossing:

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Toucan Crossings are for cyclists and pedestrians, and look like this:

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Don’t get me started on the rules for equestrian crossings…and then there’s “Staggered Pelican and Puffin Crossings…”

Combine all this with driving on the “wrong” side of the road with a car that steers from the “wrong” side of the car…

Watch out, UK drivers, here we come!

About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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2 Responses to Pelicans, Puffins and Toucans…oh, my!

  1. Geez! Even the picture don’t clear it up for me… You guys did it before though-you can drive there again! Cheers and good luck 😉

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