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Longer traffic lights to help the elderly

More traffic lights may stay red for longer to help people cross the road safely.

Pelican crossings have been a familiar sight on Britain's busy roads since the 1970s.

But now there are moves to replace them with Puffin crossings - which can tell whether people are still crossing the road - and give them extra time if needed.

Danny Savage reports.

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