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Thursday, March 10, 2011

The People Who Think They Are Cars.

What is it with pedestrians at the moment. At least two or three times a day I come across people who saunter across the road despite traffic coming and just expect the cars to stop for them.

And I'm not talking about walking across in the shortest distance. They wander across diagonally not caring less. Trusting that all car drivers won't want to bump into them.

It's not just young teens, who are notorious for that sort of thing, but covers all ages, races, nationalities.

The problem is, there is another group of road users. They are the drivers who expect to arrive at their destination 5 minutes before they leave. They don't stop for anything. They are of course, in their own minds, highly skilled drivers who can weave in and out of traffic at speed and only ever get bumped by other drivers who are not as good as them.

At some point, diagonal walking pedestrian will meet the weaving driver. My money is on the car coming off best in a physical conflict but the pedestrian coming off best in court.

2 Comments:

  • If the pedestrian actually gets to court rather than the morgue!

    By Blogger Masher, At 7:39 PM  

  • Yep, and yesterday I witnessed diagonal walking pedestrian confronted by 32tonnes lorry. Close one. They didn't seem to even notice.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 8:20 AM  

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