Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cutting off pedestrians on a crosswalk

I was just leaving a wonderful dinner with my girlfriend for her birthday when, while crossing the street on a crosswalk, I had an Asian woman in a Kia SUV cut us off.  We were literally already half-way across the intersection when I saw the lady take a left from the oncoming street into us.  She made the turn about 3-feet ahead of where we were, into the wrong direction of traffic.

To be honest, I don't think she was even paying attention and she didn't even realize we were on the crosswalk until the very last minute.  She stopped to "wave" at us an apology, but seriously?

I understand the law states that when a pedestrian is crossing a crosswalk, vehicles are not allowed to make turns through the crosswalk until the individual is completely crossed.  Given, no one really follows this rule, but it would be nice if the vehicle (considering it's over 3,000 lbs of steel) to leave some more buffer.

Unfortunately, it was in the evening and I did not have my cell phone with me, otherwise I would have a picture of her and her vehicle.

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