Most pedestrian crossings are protected by zig-zag zones clearly marked on the road. While it may be tempting to stop here and nip to the cash machine, it is illegal and you will get a three point penalty and a £60 fine if caught. Take note, this is not a parking fine but a criminal offence. It’s also illegal to overtake in a zig-zag zone, even if the road is clear and the crossing is not being used. Better to respect the zone than risk it.