We wouldn’t admit to being one of them, but many drivers apparently don’t know the difference between pelicans, puffins, and toucans. Pegususes are even more confusing.
To explain. A while ago we commented that the lights controlling the pedestrian crossing across Knoll Road were being upgraded. What really puzzles us is not the name of the new lights – they’ve turned the former pelican crossing into a toucan crossing (of course, we all knew that!). Rather, the puzzle is WHY the ‘repeater’ lights above the main lights are thought to be necessary.
The obvious answer is that they’re for cyclists. But a dismounted cyclist is no taller than a pedestrian. So why….?
No doubt Camberley isn’t alone in sporting two sets of lights on the one post. Which doesn’t leave us any more enlightened. Can someone put us out of our misery!?