In the West, they are often-not surprisingly-called streetlamps. They are of two types: street lamps (type I) and street lamps (type II). Wherever you may find a street lamp, you should look for the first one. usually: in the direction of the most visible traffic lights, or, in the case of a pedestrian, in the direction of the shortest path. What is the use of street lamps in the 21st century?Increasingly, the purpose of street lamps appears not only in their aesthetic appearance, but also in their practical usage. It is for this reason that many cities in Europe and the United States, including London, have banned pedestrian crossing signs in order to discourage pedestrians from using them. However, not all European countries follow this rule, and in Russia it is not customary to see pedestrian crossings. You will be surprised, but in London, for example, pedestrian crossings are still open on most days, unless otherwise directed by an official. Why pedestrian crossings?The main purpose of pedestrian crossings is to allow pedestrians to move freely around the city. If a driver speeds up, stops at a pedestrian cross, and then passes – the pedestrian is held at the crossing. In some countries, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary or the United Kingdom, it is not customary to hold the pedestrian at the crossing, but to give him the option of crossing at the traffic light. However, the law is implemented differently in different countries. In the Czech Republic, for example, it is not customary to pass on the territory of the crosswalk: the pedestrian is given the option of crossing on the light or arrow, or crossing in the other direction. Hungary has a policy of allowing pedestrians to cross only in directions that lead to traffic accidents. The light is either green, or red – if traffic is light, then the pedestrian may cross in the direction of traffic. If the pedestrian is holding a cane or walking with a cane, then the arrow is turned in the direction of the flow of traffic. In some countries, such as the French, the crossing of the street is not completed with an arrow, but with a stone divider. The stone divides the pedestrian zone in half. In Sweden, the crossing of the street is completed with an interchange, and the pedestrian meets on the inside. The crossing can be suspended or turned into a curving, like any other street. The color of the street lamps can affect the legality of the crossing. If the street lamp is amber, then it is legal to cross in the direction of traffic. If the street lamp is yellow, then the crossing is considered illegal and serious consequences may follow. What happens if I do the crossing illegally?If you are caught by the police, you can defend yourself against possible traffic offenses. You have a number of rights options: you have a right to