Pay attention!

Apparently there are more pedestrians getting hit by cars than ever before. But it’s not just the drivers at fault. Over the past 3 days of driving in the city I’ve witnessed multiple pedestrians who were completely unaware of the cars around them. In my own very congested city neighbourhood, while I was driving very slowly and carefully through side streets, I saw: a runner sprint across right in front of me without even looking, 3 people step into the street without looking to make sure the cars had even seen them, 2 people walk out of a grocery store and into the parking lot without even looking for cars, 3 people jaywalking across a very busy 4 lane street, multiple people ignoring the don’t walk sign, multiple people crossing the street while looking down at their phone, and 4 people flinging their car door open without checking for oncoming cars or standing with their car door wide open into the street while having a chat with someone else. So while there are definitely some truly terrible drivers out there, there are at least as many irresponsible and careless pedestrians. Since it’s the pedestrians who are going to be the losers in any collision with a vehicle, it’s about time they start to pay attention and smarten the hell up. I would feel terrible if I hit someone and I’m doing my best to make sure that doesn’t happen, but I’m only one part of that equation.

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Walkingjays

Nov 23, 2022 at 5:59pm

These pedestrians may need to move back to New York. Entitled pedestrians abound in the Big Apple.

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Jamie Carter

Nov 24, 2022 at 4:49am

It's been too long that cars get everything to themselves....so many drivers don't signal, freak out, or otherwise are way over their head trying to even control their car/truck....tonnes of metal for one person to go 3 blocks for a can of soup is stupid. PEV's, instead of oversized (gas) vehicles should be the norm.....like yesterday.

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@Jamie

Nov 30, 2022 at 8:07pm

Not clear how your point is in any way relevant to the post. If you’re an idiot pedestrian and get hit by a car you’re the one who’s going to get hurt. So take your chances. Or just whine about there being too many cars and keep acting like an idiot. It’s your choice.

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