Zebra, pelican, puffin, toucan, pegasus: Britain names our crosswalks after creatures, thanks to historical reasons. But do they actually make you safer? Well, not always.

Here’s the DoT study: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/04100/

And here’s the very first Things You Might Not Know video I did, two years ago, on “pegasus crossings”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5V45wYwrkY

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