Did You Know There’s A Hidden Button On Pedestrian Crossings?

pedestrian crossing

They’re on so many roads but did you know that there is an extra, hidden, button on crossings?

You know the box where you press the button to activate the green man – it should look like this:

Pedestrian Crossing

It’s (usually) a small plastic or metal cone that’s on the underside of that.. When the green man lights up and its your turn to cross, it starts spinning.

Hidden Button

You’re probably wondering what it’s for then? Good question!

Its made for people who are visually impaired. The thing is, not all crossings beep and in busy places where there are multiple crossings it could be confusing for someone who can’t see which crossings are beeping.

Unfortunately, not all crossings have these spinning “cones” as the decision is ultimately down to the local authority.