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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    If there are multiple lanes of traffic, wait for all lanes to yield. Do not assume the second lane of traffic sees you.
    I have been much more successful moving in front of the nearest lane as soon as it's clear the lead car is stopping for you. Then inch out so you can see the far lane, and only go if it's clear the next lane is yielding/stopping as well.

    The alternative - staying to the side until both lanes indicate yielding - can lead to miscommunication with the driver in the near lane. I have seen near lane drivers slow, then speed up when the person crossing doesn't start crossing too many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I have been much more successful moving in front of the nearest lane as soon as it's clear the lead car is stopping for you. Then inch out so you can see the far lane, and only go if it's clear the next lane is yielding/stopping as well.
    Me too, but that's a veteran move. Better safe than sorry when advising out-of-town beginners.

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