Skills needed to determine when it is "clear to cross"
if you are in a Situation of Confidence
Using hearing you need to:
know what to listen for and be able to "tune in" to those sounds;
be able to determine when it is quiet enough to be "all clear" (understand the effect of masking sounds)
using vision you need to:
If you can see traffic at a distance you can determine whether you still have time to cross if you can:
- know what to look for and how to see it effectively and reliably;
- be able to determine it is "all clear" by scanning / glancing left/right efficiently
If you have usable vision and hearing, you need to understand:
what are the advantages / disadvantages of each, and
when to use which.
- determine if the time-to-arrival of the approaching traffic is long enough to cross and
- make this determination by glancing / scanning to each side.
Teaching these skills is what this section is all about!