That answer to the 6th question is giving me doubts about the safety of this advice.
You are driving straight ahead in slow-moving traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists are waiting to cross. What should you do?
- Unless it’s an emergency, don’t encourage a pedestrian or cyclist to cross in front of you in case heavy braking leads to a following driver shunting your vehicle
- You should allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross in front of your vehicle
- You should check your rear view mirror, and if safe to do so, flash your headlights to indicate to the pedestrian or cyclist to cross
Encouraging a pedestrian to cross the road in front of you, also encourages an impatient driver behind you to overtake you and plough into the crossing pedestrian. This has been my experience at least.
I guess it will largely depend on how slow the moving the traffic is and how easy it is to overtake on that specific road.