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What is a Pegasus crossing?

Find out what a Pegasus crossing is and how to use one

A Pegasus crossing - also known as an Equestrian crossing - is designed to allow horse riders to cross the road. These crossings are found on bridleways and, in some instances, there may be another crossing located next to it in order to accommodate foot and cycle traffic.

Much like Toucans and Puffins, Pegasus crossings use sensors to detect when there are people waiting to cross or already crossing. They are also much wider in order to allow sufficient room for the horses.

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The black and yellow box is also fitted higher than on any other crossing, this is to allow a rider to press the button without getting off their horse.

Pegasus crossing rules and how to use one

Horse riders

Press the crossing demand button and wait for a green light. When you are permitted to cross, double check that all traffic has stopped before setting off. 

Drivers

Treat Pegasus crossings in the same way you would Puffin, Toucan and Pelican crossings, but don’t be surprised to see a horse crossing the road. Also be sure to keep any noise down in order to prevent startling the horse - do not use the horn and avoid excessively revving the engine. 

Pedestrian crossings explained

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