Pushy, Rude Pedestrians Walking Right Out in Front of Your Car

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  1. George Costanza
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    It seems to me that, more and more lately, pedestrians just walk right out in front of your car, forcing you to slow down or even come to a complete stop in order to avoid hitting them. They obviously are aware of the fact that your car is coming - but they walk right out anyway, secure in the knowledge that you will see them and will slow or stop for them.

    What is running through their minds? I suspect it is something like: "Here comes this car. But I don't want to delay my progress in any way, so I'll just keep walking. The driver will see me and have to stop. Screw him/her - better they be delayed than me."

    I submit this is yet another example of the growing rudeness and lack of consideration displayed by people towards other people.

    I'm not talking about situations where the pedestrian has the right of way to begin with, such as in a crosswalk. Rather, I am talking about this happening in parking lots, in front of markets, places such as that.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    The car has the right of way in Utah. The crossing lane lines are no legal protection. You walk against the traffic.
     
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    Pedestrians always have the right of way, even if they're jaywalking.

    But I agree, people take advantage of it rather frequently. Even worse is black women who often seem slow down to a crawl when they see that I'm a white guy. I guess they figure it's some sort of cosmic payback or something.
     
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    you notice that too?

    i see people crossing the street against the light... when i have the light. and they give you dirty looks if you honk your horn.
     
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    The car has the right of way in California (except at cross walks). That's my point - these bozos know full well that the car has the right of way, yet walk right out anyway.
     
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    I just knew you were the honking type.
     
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    I am not saying I agree or condone this, but 30 years ago, a friend of mine had a cure for people that would purposely wait till you got close to the intersection and walk in front of him, well he had 69 or 70 Chevelle SS 396, he would drop it in first and light up the tires, when they heard those tires squealing and the glass packs come alive, they would dive back to the sidewalk.
     
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    Your rude idiots walk? Mine sashay, while texting, oblivious to their surroundings.

    It isn't just you, people have become ruder. . . . much ruder.
     

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