Zebra crossings were first formed on some streets of Pompeii in the ancient Roman period. On some streets of Pompeii in the ancient Roman period, carriages and horses crossed with pedestrians, which often caused traffic jams and accidents in the city. For this reason, the wise people separate the sidewalk from the carriageway, heighten the sidewalk, and build stones protruding from the road near the crossing. They are called jumping stones and are used as signs to instruct pedestrians to cross the street. Pedestrians can step on these jumping stones and slowly cross the road. When the carriage is running, the jumping stones are just between the two wheels of the carriage. Later, many cities adopted this method. In the early 1950s, the British designed a horizontal crosswalk on the street, stipulating that when pedestrians cross the street, they can only use the crosswalk, so there are a series of striking horizontal lines on the streets of London. These horizontal lines look like white markings on zebras, so people call them zebra crossings.
Until now, such markings are used all over the world. When drivers see this black and white line, they will automatically slow down or stop to allow pedestrians to pass safely.