I'm not sure where this leaves us....I believe we're already 3 and 0 for the car vs. pedestrian count this year. This morning another pedestrian was killed by car while in a freshly remarked crosswalk....no drugs or alcohol involved...which is really even worse. This just means that people aren't paying attention. Perhaps both driver and pedestrian were at fault. However, if you're in charge of a 2 ton vehicle and kill someone who is legally in a cross walk....the burden falls your way. Details below:
For the record, we all think we pay attention when driving, riding, or walking. The reality is that statement is pretty untrue. If you disagree....take the little video test below:
So...did you pass? The real question is....is it analogous to our level of attention when we're driving on or attempting to cross roads? The sad truth is we're even seeing some TV and Newspaper coverage about safety on the roads, watching for people in cross walks, and being reminded of the actual rules regarding our roads right of ways....and we're still killing pedestrians at an alarming rate! So both sides....drivers and peds....open those eyes and look for each other before rack up another statistic!
**Or we could be sarcastic....yet, totally make a valid point with this comics line of reason.***
...we could redesign automobile safety systems with the people around the cars in mind, rather than the occupants inside? That would probably have an immediate effect, eh?