It's just over two months since the changes to Czech road regulations came into effect. One of the most closely observed changes has been the transferral of right of way at zebra crossings from driver to pedestrian. Alarmingly though, six people were killed on pedestrian crossings in January, compared to two during the same month last year.
Unlike the member states of the European Union, and many other countries, pedestrians don't have priority on pedestrian crossings in the Czech Republic. But a law passed by the lower house of parliament on Thursday aims to change all that. If the law is approved by the Senate, then as of January 1st 2001, Czech drivers will be obliged to stop at pedestrian crossings. has the story.