Bemused man questions gesture pedestrians make at zebra crossings ‘only…

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Bemused man questions gesture pedestrians make at zebra crossings ‘only…

A driver who says he's lived in many parts of the country says he has noticed a “bizarre” local quirk of people in Hull. He claimed that only in Hull do people make a gesture of “thanks” at drivers when they stop to let them walk over a zebra crossing. He suggested that, since drivers are breaking the law if they don't stop, gratitude is unnecessary. Posting in Hull Live's Traffic & Travel Facebook group, Paul said: “I've lived in a lot of different places in the UK, but why is it that only in Hull that pedestrians think they have to thank car drivers for stopping at Zebra crossings? It's bizarre. Don't they know it's the law that drivers have to stop? Thanks for not running me over.” READ MORE: Man's lucky escape as car lands in ditch after overshooting Hessle Road roundabout A63 weekend closures to start in new year as work to create new split-level junction steps up His post started a lively debate, with some people saying manners cost nothing. Emily replied: “We also thank bus drivers, even though it's their job. It's polite.” Claire wrote: “There’s nothing wrong with saying thank you, and here that’s what people here do. I personally love it when small children copy their parents and give us drivers a thank you hand up, I’m happy to return it. Manners cost nothing. Hands up Hull.” But not everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet. T Jay said: “I’ve yet to come across these pedestrians, the ones I see are oblivious to to cars, or anything else, they just walk straight out! Yes, before anyone says I have to stop, I know, but at a zebra crossing t
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