Saturday, May 28, 2005

Personal info

One of my odd quirks is that when I am walking around the streets of America, I sometimes give cars the right of way. I do not just walk out into the road. When I do this, I wait for the car to slow down before I walk out into the street. I have found myself several times grabbing people and keeping them from walking out into the street, if I felt that they were in any danger or had not waited for the coming car to slow down enough. It brings me no joy to say this (well it might on some level), but my paranoid fantasies have been realized.

Source:"For instance, one out of five drivers doesn't know that a pedestrian in a crosswalk has the right of way, and one out of three drivers speeds up to make a yellow light, even when pedestrians are present, the study said."


1 comment:

Sojourner said...

I guess I'm one of those drivers who DIDN'T know. I usually speed up when I see someone in the cross walk to try and beat them.