Over the past few weeks, the pedestrian light sometimes self-cancels without changing the traffic lights to red and people can be caught out and assume that it is safe to cross when it is not. This morning at around 09.10 this was the cause of a nasty accident with a dog
Reported in the Pedestrian wait button not working category anonymously at 11:52, Mon 10 February 2020
Sent to TfL 4 minutes later.
TfL ref: FMS1989292.
As above, when the pedestrian white "wait" light goes out spontaneously, without triggering a cross signal or red traffic light, people either have to start again, and re-press, if they notice, or, as in this morning's accident, especially if the traffic in one direction is stopped already because of congestion, assume it is safe to cross, and can get hit by traffic in the further lane.
Your report has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a fault with the pedestrian wait button. We have passed this to our contractors and it will be fixed within 28 days. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234