Friday, December 4, 2009

PSA: Crosswalk Safety

When it's raining out, it's probably not a good idea to walk in front of moving traffic in the hopes that they'll stop for you.

When it's raining out. Visibility is bad. Ask yourself, can this driver see me? Can the driver even see the crosswalk?

When it's raining out. It takes longer for a vehicle stop. Stepping into a crosswalk twenty feet in front of a car that's moving at 30 miles an hour isn't smart regardless of how you do the math.

Whether or not it's raining, it's probably not a good idea to just decide you're going to walk in front of a moving vehicle a) if you haven't made eye contact with the driver b) if the crosswalk isn't marked or c) driving conditions are less than ideal.

You're life is probably more important than being right. But I suppose that's something you have to ask yourself.

1 comment:

Dr. Dave said...

This is the first time I have witnessed anybody say what you just said about not walking in front of moving vehicles. It is one of those things that just amazes me; that people will step in front of a moving vehicle with a self righteous attitude because they believe they have right on their side as a pedestrian. The attitude seems to be "Well if you hit me, you'll be sorry". I dont know who people think they are kidding. The driver will be sorry for maybe 2 months then forget about it. Meanwhile, the pedestrian will be in a coma/in a wheelchair/receiving colouring books and crayons as gifts for the rest of his/her life.