Not exactly sure when pedestrians lost the right-of-way.

Sign turns to WALK, you step down, turning car BOLTS by your face, you step back or die. Gotcha! New popular BC sport for losers. And once you're in the crosswalk, cars are literally nipping at your heals and cutting between pedestrians. To go where? In Ontario, we used to laugh about speeders with: they're going 150 KPH to Barrie! But this pedestrian bullying is new to here. Why are there no cops ticketing this stuff? or any of our horribly dangerous driver scenarios? Seems Vancouver area police resources are focused on DANGEROUS transit fare evasion.

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Yes!

Apr 18, 2019 at 2:42am

When did this start to happen? I’ve noticed this more and more too. Nipping at your heels is so spot on.

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pedestrian

Apr 18, 2019 at 6:15am

the cyclists are doing it to us too

In my experience

Apr 18, 2019 at 6:53am

Drivers do seem to be getting worse, but pedestrians for the most part ignore the rules more often. That red hand means do not walk people. Sorry it delays you a minute but there you have it.

Not all drivers

Apr 18, 2019 at 8:01am

This is the same post as is posted every month at least. It’s a problem with everyone, not just drivers. We’re all frustrated because this city has grown far too much, way too fast. Too many people in small spaces makes for stressful situations all the time. It also pedestrians who think that laws don’t apply to them and completely ignore the hand sign saying DON’T WALK! If drivers in the downtown core particularly aren’t at least somewhat aggressive, they’re never going to be able to make a turn due to pedestrians ignoring the rules. We all need to be considerate, not just drivers.

@OP

Apr 18, 2019 at 10:00am

"Why are there no cops ticketing this stuff?"

Do you want to pay 60% income tax to have a full time officer on each and every busy-ish street corner in the lower mainland?

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Walk with your keys in your hand

Apr 18, 2019 at 10:41am

If you drive too close to me, you just keyed your own car.

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@Walk with your keys in your hand

Apr 18, 2019 at 1:52pm

I do the same thing from my car, nothing like getting scratched by keys at 50kph

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@Walk

Apr 18, 2019 at 4:31pm

Someone did this to my car: I called the police,she was charged and convicted of vandalism. On top of the fines was ordered to pay my $2800 body shop bill.

MowWow

Apr 18, 2019 at 5:37pm

"Why are there no cops ticketing this stuff?"

Do you want to pay 60% income tax to have a full time officer on each and every busy-ish street corner in the lower mainland? "
No- I want cops to do their goddamn job! People not stopping at crosswalks or stops signs is serious and needs to stop.

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@Mowwow

Apr 18, 2019 at 11:53pm

Use your brain,please. To achieve what you want will need hundreds of police on shift 12 hours a day.
Thats the only way to see even a tiny percent

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