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Should pedestrians really have the right of way or pause and wait for their safety?


Pedestrians are not always cautious when crossing the street. They cross when they shouldn't, expecting 2 to 4 ton vehicles to yield, even when the driver is operating lawfully. The law says pedestrians should always have the right of way, even when they're wrong. So many pedestrians are hit and killed in accidents every year because they weren't paying attention or the driver was wreckless, ill, unattentive, or under the influence. Due to so many variables being present when a pedestrian crosses the street, safety should be the pedestrian's first priority.

 

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 4 years ago

    Good answer, Garifalia. I think you've struck the perfect balance in giving shared responsibility to both pedestrian and driver. I like your focus on obligation holding slightly more weight for the driver. Too shay!

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 4 years ago

    Mick, you're right, point well taken. I know there are mean and thoughtless drivers out there. But at the end of the day, I'd rather be in control of my own safety and not expect the driver to do right by me. I will lose.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 4 years ago

    Amen! lburmaster. I always say, "2-ton car or 140lb me?" It's a no-brainer!

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