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Letter: Ambulances in gridlock

Sir: Mark Rasmussen (Letters, 3 September) observes how much better the lot of the pedestrian would be if "drivers at intersections had to wait for pedestrians to cross before turning". That is precisely what the Highway Code says they should do. Rule 108 (1993 edition) reads: "Give way to pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning."

The problem is not the rules of road, but the near-universal ignorance and indifference to them. Whereas these vices apply to all classes of road users, drivers of motor vehicles are uniquely equipped to do damage and make a nuisance of themselves


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