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Doing the Zebra

Okay, I'm doing this mostly to see whether I can work out how to post a poll, but I am interested in the results, as it's a moral quandary that has stumped me for years...

Poll #1808368 Zebra Etiquette

When walking across a zebra crossing, do you usually

Wave and smile in friendly appreciation at the waiting drivers
20(57.1%)
Acknowledge them with a surly nod
4(11.4%)
Pay them no more attention to them than you would a lump of concrete
5(14.3%)
Some other answer, which I'll explain in the comments
6(17.1%)

Do you think that pedestrians should thank drivers at zebra crossings?

Of course - after all, the drivers could have chosen to run them over but have gallantly spared their lives
0(0.0%)
Why not? Politeness costs nothing.
20(58.8%)
Not at all. It's not as if drivers thank pedestrians for not walking out in front of them. It just encourages them to think they own the road.
12(35.3%)
That depends whether I'm driving or on foot
0(0.0%)
Some other answer, which I'll explain in the comments
2(5.9%)
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