Monday, February 12, 2007

Get Out of the Road

The Washington Times has a story on recent pedestrian deaths:
A fourth pedestrian within eight days was killed on a D.C. street over the weekend, resulting in a call for more police patrols in busy nighttime areas.
The article briefly describes the deaths of all four plus the earlier "first pedestrian victim of the year". While some were tragic, there is an unspoken common element to each death - not one of the pedestrians appears to have been legally crossing the street in a crosswalk.

Unless the police magically become willing to confront illegal pedestrians, additional patrols will be useless. Just barely inside the beltway, the police don't care if you illegally cross in front of them by the herd.

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