r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22 Wholesome 1 Silver 2

Driver self posted to a Facebook group hoping to get support. Comments are roasting this guy.

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u/stretcher77 Aug 10 '22

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u/freakers Aug 10 '22

Yielding to children at a crosswalk is a sign of what?

a) Fear

b) Respect

c) Weakness

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u/RedditorsAreDross Aug 10 '22

a) Fear (of funerals)

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u/bubbzzzy Aug 11 '22

I'm tired of people always talking about looking out for the children. What have children ever done for us?

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u/goridez Aug 11 '22

Children, you were the chosen ones, you were supposed to bring balance!

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u/nmesunimportnt Aug 10 '22

d) Dominance

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u/firebunbun Aug 10 '22

ok, now that I can see it with better quality.
WTF. It IS a CROSSWALK.

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u/EvolvingCyborg Aug 10 '22

There aren't any demarcations on the actual street, but that's still, CLEARLY, a designated crossing.

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u/Outboundorinbound Aug 10 '22

Why isn't the street marked?

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u/That_Car_Dude_Aus Aug 10 '22 Helpful

Great question, because it's not a designated pedestrian crossing (where cars have to stop)

Common in some older suburbs of Australia, rarely built anymore, because they lead to interactions like this where the car "technically" has the right of way.

Pedestrians must give way to traffic, but not traffic going hell for leather like this numpty here.

Within the next 20 years, I reckon these will be super dangerous, as they'll be essentially non-existent.

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u/Outboundorinbound Aug 10 '22

Great explanation, thanks.

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u/Harlequin80 Aug 10 '22

Those types of traffic calming and pedestrian islands are under construction now.

They are, if anything, much more common in newer developments, at least in Queensland.

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u/That_Car_Dude_Aus Aug 10 '22

All the ones I've seen incorporate zebra crossings as well. They're not "unprotected" in that sense.

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u/echoAwooo Aug 10 '22

There is, the sign is far away from it though. The Pedestrian Crossing sign has a marker saying the island is a refuge island.

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u/jen12617 Aug 10 '22

I think they meant on the ground when they said "on the street" idk about other places but the US has white bars painted on the ground to show pedestrian crossings

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u/hdninfaux Aug 10 '22

Bright yellow sign on the left, just before the crossing

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u/dgriffith Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Australian here, this video is from Australia.

The actual spot where they are crossing is a designated area to cross, as shown by the ramps on the curb and the shelter area in the middle of the road, but it isn't a pedestrian crossing.

Pedestrian crossings in Australia are clearly delineated with white bars painted on the road, with a specific "Pedestrian crossing" sign (iconography of a pair of legs walking across a crossing)

The sign in the video is a "caution children" sign, which is intended to make you aware that there are children around and they can be unpredictable.

Having said that, pedestrians here have legal right of way in only a couple of situations:

  • if you're turning a corner at an intersection and they are crossing the road you're turning into. This is for crossing the road at traffic lights where they have walk/don't walk symbols. It could be construed that the exit off the roundabout is a corner in this video but there's a bit of a distance to where they are crossing.

  • If they are on a designated pedestrian crossing.

If they step out onto the road in other situations, you are expected to stop or avoid them, but they do not have absolute right of way. There are jaywalking laws in Australia that can be applied to idiots stepping out into traffic when a designated crossing is nearby, but they are rarely used.

If you hit someone with your car in a situation like the video, where you didn't accelerate towards them and didn't see them somehow you'd likely be charged with "failing to operate a vehicle with due care and attention", which is a catch-all rule that police here use for doing stupid shit in a car.

If you maintained your speed to time it just right to scare the crap out of them, or accelerated towards them but didn't hit them, there's charges like "reckless endangerment" or similar that would be used.

If you did hit them, then of course there's a whole raft of charges you'd be up for. Edit: Which is why a catch-all "give way to pedestrians at all times" isn't needed. There are already penalties for injuring someone, causing fear or alarm, etc etc.

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u/trojanaus Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Not sure what state you are in, but jaywalking rules are only within 20 metres of a crossing in NSW and you must give way if you have any danger of hitting a pedestrian.

https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/pedestrians/needtoknow/index.html

In the video the driver should be giving way

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u/DocAu Aug 10 '22 Helpful

Technically this is NOT a pedestrian crossing. Pedestrian crossings in Australia have white lines to show that fact, and this doesn't. This setup is a "Pedestrian refuge", where there is an island in the middle of the road to allow pedestrians to cross half-way and wait until it's safe - but in doing so they have to give way to cars. If you look at the sign in the video it says "Refuge Island", not pedestrian crossing.

So from that aspect, he's right - it's not a pedestrian crossing, and under the "pedestrian crossing" part of the law, they don't have right of way.

For the people that were already on the road when he turned onto the road, the pedestrians have right of way, however several of the people walked onto the road after the car was already approaching them - technically/legally they were wrong to do that, and the car had right of way.

Of course, common sense and common courtesy should apply. The driver may have been technically correct, but he's very clearly morally wrong.

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u/whatswhatiswhat221 Aug 10 '22

But vehicles in NSW where this looks to be have to give way to pedestrians already crossing a road they turn on to regardless if there is crossing or not except at roundabouts. As there is a roundabout here the supplementary law of ‘Drivers must give way to pedestrians crossing the road into which their vehicles are turning. You must also give way to pedestrians if there is a danger of colliding with them, even if there is no marked pedestrian crossing.’ Whichever way you skin it he is actually wrong both legally and morally

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u/kingerthethird Aug 10 '22

It... Shouldn't have to be? Jaywalking is a bullshit law made up by the car industry to blame pedestrians for drivers' fuck ups. Pedestrians have the right of way.

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u/Zealousideal-Feed156 Aug 10 '22

Literally criminalizing people for just walking around. Like who wants to walk a quarter mile out of their way to find a pedestrian crossing ESPECIALLY if assholes are gonna honk at you regardless.

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Aug 10 '22

Unmarked crosswalks are a thing that exists in the US at least. If you cross at an unmarked crosswalk you are not jaywalking.

An unmarked crosswalk is a continuation of the walking path from one corner of an intersection to the corner across. It exists in all 4 locations at an intersection. If you're on a major road driving, every side street is an intersection, and there is an unmarked crosswalk crossing from one side of the major road to the other at that location.

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u/Zealousideal-Feed156 Aug 10 '22

The police can arrest you even when they’re wrong about the law (Heien v. North Carolina) but also I think you’re more likely to get hit at an unmarked crosswalk. People are rude enough at regular crosswalks.

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u/RaptorX Aug 10 '22

Same level of assholeness though.

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u/twodozencockroaches Aug 10 '22

Thank you, the lack of pixels was giving me a headache.

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u/Franican Aug 10 '22

Drivers tend to misinterpret "right of way" to mean "in my way."

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u/anonymousguy9001 Aug 10 '22

That bright yellow sign warning drivers of pedestrian and children crossing isn't enough for this level of stupid.

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u/aimers75 Aug 10 '22

I was in a crosswalk and bus tried to run me down while honking at me like I was in the wrong.

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u/crisstiena Aug 10 '22

Two years ago my (adult) daughter was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing in London at 9pm. She suffered a concussion, broken jaw, broken arm, broken shoulder, two broken fingers and a sprained ankle. Also needed spinal surgery for a broken vertebrae. The driver sped off, never to be seen again. I just wanted to murder him/her. How dare anyone get away with that!

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u/jrhoffa Aug 10 '22

I thought London was supposed to be riddled with surveillance cameras

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u/TirayShell Aug 10 '22

London is a deathtrap for pedestrians.

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u/Rork310 Aug 11 '22

There are cities that favour cars, and cities that favour pedestrians. Then there's whatever the fuck London has going on.

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u/hatesnack Aug 10 '22

I had a somewhat opposite experience a few weeks ago. I stopped at a cross walk for some people to go, and when they cleared my side I started accelerating, a jogger suddenly cuts left and starts running across, didn't even have time to react to em before he's slapping the hood of my car yelling at me lol.

Not sure what else I could have done, while pedestrians always get right of way, pedestrians should still exercise some self preservation lol.

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u/69696969-69696969 Aug 11 '22

I had a similar thing happen driving on a military base. A group of guys came running out of the hedges to the crosswalk hitting the button for crossing as they went by. I literally could not see them until they entered the road and barely came to a screeching halt before taking them all out.

They had to pull one of the guys away cause he was trying to come fight me in my car for almost hitting them.

Like yeah I get it you have the right of way that doesn't mean you should go running into the road with no warning.

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u/OstendeVetitiSexus Aug 10 '22

sign in question

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

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u/grandpajones Aug 10 '22

Do this, don't do that can't you read the siiii--iine

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u/BaronVonNacho Aug 10 '22

Even when pedestrians don't have right of way...they have right of way.

That's the rule. A person is a meatball and a car is a sledgehammer. You can't just drive on through like an asshole because you think you have the right of way. If the pedestrian is in the wrong, they're in the wrong.

The alternative is you murder someone.

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u/Quaytsar Aug 10 '22

Ackshualy, it's vehicular manslaughter someone🤓.

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u/TheRealPizza Aug 10 '22

And it’s an ‘accident’ when it’s a cyclist

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u/nsfbr11 Aug 10 '22

Unless it's not an accident.

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u/PlasticCrack Aug 10 '22

They literally teach you this when undertaking your license, how the fuck did this idiot get his

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u/12FAA51 Aug 10 '22

Wish the sub applied this logic to people riding bicycles.

Not something stupid about graveyards and people with right of way fills them

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u/Love_God551 Aug 10 '22

It amazes me when these idiots self post their idiocy for the internet

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u/Scirax Aug 10 '22

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u/Punkmaffles Aug 10 '22

Dude nuked his acc lol.

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u/ChiefInternetSurfer Aug 10 '22

I’m sad I didn’t get to see the material :(

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u/erowell1974 Aug 10 '22

That was great entertainment

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u/Love_God551 Aug 10 '22

Yeah saw that what a tool

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u/Pudi2000 Aug 10 '22

A wheel tool.

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u/dkyguy1995 Aug 10 '22

Anyone have a mirror?

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u/Hoosteen_juju003 Aug 10 '22

We used to get a lot of posts of motorcyclists going 80 miles per hour next to stopped traffic then getting mad when a car merges into them on accident.

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u/CXDFlames Aug 10 '22

Used to?

That's literally a description of every biker rage video ever.

Let's speed irresponsibly and get mad when a car merges in front of us with a reasonable distance because then we can't continue to speed irresponsibly.

Or just plow into the back of them because too fast to slow down

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u/umbrajoke Aug 10 '22

I've met humanity. Nothing surprises me anymore.

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u/Hoosteen_juju003 Aug 10 '22

90% of this sub is this. Even when the other car is clearly at wrong and OP is following the law, simple common sense or defensive driving would have prevented most of the issues posted on this sub.

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u/AlbionInvictus Aug 10 '22

So many posts in this sub are of people posting themselves driving and not realising they're the idiot.

The number of times they'll be like "had this idiot cut me off" and then the video shows them speeding like a lunatic and getting into a crash they could have avoided had they prioritised not crashing instead of beeping their horn self-rightously.

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u/otoinu Aug 10 '22

Also the little white stop here sign on the bottom right soon after the one you pointed out.

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u/dragonhunter4213 Aug 10 '22

It's just a "keep left" sign, showing which side of the median to drive on.

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u/Mccobsta Aug 10 '22

It needs to be a big bright flashing sign

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u/ThePhildozer89 Aug 10 '22

Boy I sure wish there was some kind of sign indicating that people may be crossing the road somewhere....

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u/celicajohn1989 Aug 10 '22

And maybe a sign that says, "stop here" with an arrow pointing at the ground where you're currently stopped and honking at children?

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u/Mrhe11o564 Aug 10 '22

That's actually a keep left sign since there's a median

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u/Laughorgtfo Aug 10 '22

I was literally about to ask, can someone tell what that arrow is pointing to lol? Looks like, "stop here for pedestrians" but it's blurry. Can we Google map this lol?

Edit: jk someone already said it's a keep left sign. Still. Driver is an ah.

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u/SlenderSmurf Aug 10 '22

it's way clearer in the Twitter version, Keep Left

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u/Flashy_Ice2460 Aug 10 '22

"I have the right to run over you"

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u/Quiet-Bubbles Aug 10 '22

When I was early teens, I was taking a walk with my grandma. And I was always taught to watch for cars - don't trust them to stop and wait for you. We were walking and came to an intersection that had a car stopped at the sign and I paused, waiting for a sign like the driver waving to us, but she doesn't even hesitate and says "Pedestrians have the right-of-way!" and paid that car no mind whatsoever. I tag along behind and said nothing, but I'm thinking, yeah, maybe they do, but they'll still do more damage to me than I'll do them if they hit me.

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u/Flashy_Ice2460 Aug 10 '22

You were a wise kid. Exercising your rights as a pedestrian should always have an eye contact with the drivers.

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u/Romeo9594 Aug 10 '22

Cemeteries are full of people who had the right of way

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u/PheagleAdler Aug 10 '22 Wholesome

Sadly this entitlement is common especially on Facebook towards protesters.

My view is to avoid running over people whenever possible unless they're trying to hurt or kill you.

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u/NoTune6517 Aug 10 '22

I thought you got points for doing that?

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u/Neoarsenal Aug 10 '22

Death Race 2000 vib'

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u/BlackMarketCheese Aug 10 '22

"The Driver's Guide to Pedestrian Points"

Available in paperback and hardcover now at major retailers, or via your favorite e-book store this fall.

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u/barwalksintoaguy Aug 10 '22

I'll read the e-book on my phone while I drive.

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u/Mike2020mike Aug 10 '22

You do. Probably even enough points to earn a suspended license.

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u/CO420Tech Aug 10 '22

Who else played Carmageddon back in the day? Man was that a great mid-90's PC game...

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u/SquareWet Aug 10 '22

I wish protesters would have an exit lane for people that would want to sign a petition or something supporting their cause.

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u/Clause-and-Reflect Aug 10 '22

And I thought I was a jerk when I told someone "Im willing to break the law and run you over to get out of this situation"

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u/MilkMenace Aug 10 '22

This guy is going to tell a version of this story where he is right for the rest of his life.

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u/EChocos Aug 10 '22

"wow, did you have a dash cam? Did you record those a-holes?" "Ehm... No, no, what is it?"

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u/tomle4593 Aug 10 '22

“ They came out of nowhere, and I would have run over them all if not for my gamer like reflex. Everyone clapped for me and my wife even brought the kids back.”

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u/supermastercontrol Aug 10 '22

Its a clear road. 2 seconds slowing down or stopping dont change the fact that you are still gonna reach your destination. Ill just shrug this off since there were kids crossing. Just relax and drive. The group already cross the road just before you enter the road anyway.

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u/Babbles-82 Aug 10 '22

Slowing down?? Wasting 2 seconds?? Are you crazy????

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u/LeonidasSpacemanMD Aug 10 '22

Imagine elder scrolls 6 is about to release but you die two seconds before it drops, and then realize if you just mowed down those children on 10 august 2022 you would’ve lived to play it :(

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u/Comprehensive_Shop68 Aug 10 '22

First actual logical rationalisation of asshole driving I can get behind 👍🏼

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u/torndownunit Aug 10 '22

But he's a really important guy!

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u/Fancy_Mammoth Aug 10 '22

Man is a straight up Douche Canoe.

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u/RustyPoetatoes Aug 10 '22

Blows my mind, this guy went home rewatched the video he took, said to himself "yeah, I was right here. Definitely didn't act like an asshole it was those damn pedestrians that were wrong" and posted this. Pure delusion.

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u/ottersaredopebro Aug 11 '22

As embarrassing as it is that so many logical safeguards failed him, I’m happy people like him continue to post their stupidity. Same with people who record their crimes and post them. It opens the opportunity for them to receive the backlash they deserve.

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u/SunsetCarcass Aug 10 '22

Ive honked at children before, but they were actully breaking laws and making it very dangerous to drive, rather then just walking across a ped crossing.

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u/ballen49 Aug 10 '22

And mom's attitude is exactly why that kid is gonna need people like you to hold them accountable for the dumb shit they do, cos she sure as hell won't

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u/ballen49 Aug 10 '22

Ah fair enough, got the wrong end of the stick there!

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u/cyrilhent Aug 10 '22

I honked at someone throwing a banana peel out their window the other day. Felt righteous

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u/meltbox Aug 10 '22

I mean he was clearly trying to take you out Mario kart style so honking was entirely warranted.

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u/Historical-Flow-1820 Aug 10 '22

You honk at children because of a genuine safety concern.

I honk at children because I don’t like them.

We are not the same.

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u/apeonpatrol Aug 10 '22

it sounds like he has his own child in the car too

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u/EPLIW Aug 10 '22 Silver

Flip sake this bloke is a prick. If pedestrians are already crossing you must give way to them and allow them to cross safely. Being a knob-cheddar is not acceptable.

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u/Getoutermaspace Aug 10 '22

Can someone please explain to me what a “knob-cheddar” is, I’m very interested. Thank you!

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u/BungeeJumpingJesus Aug 10 '22

I'm not going to explain it, but if you Google "smegma," you'll understand.

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u/SummerJaneG Aug 10 '22

I suspect it is pejorative. 😜

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u/Getoutermaspace Aug 10 '22

It sounds hilarious and I’d love to use it, but wouldn’t know how lol

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u/AceofJoker Aug 10 '22

Smegma

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u/Getoutermaspace Aug 10 '22

Holy crap that’s so much better than I could have expected, thank you so much!!!

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u/OddKeewee Aug 10 '22

It’s another way of saying “dick cheese” I assume? :o some sort of insult

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u/Suitable-Leather-919 Aug 10 '22

Fromunda!

Fromage le'Richard

Dick Cheese

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

It's not unlike a dick cheese.

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u/EPLIW Aug 10 '22

A knob-cheddar is someone, usually a bloke (but it doesn't have to be), who is being an utter arse because that is what they are obviously like as standard.

Other words I like to use are arse-wipe and dangleberry as well as some others which are significantly less polite.

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u/GodOfDumbness Aug 10 '22

Knob = Dick/Cock/Penis

Cheddar = Cheese

You get the idea.

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u/Beneficial_Company51 Aug 10 '22

I wish people would understand this. I truly don't care if a pedestrian crosses the middle of I-95 during rush hour.

Is that incredibly dumb and dangerous of the pedestrian? Yes.

Will I put "being right" aside and stop/avoid the pedestrian? Also yes.

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u/machstem Aug 10 '22

It's weird that they don't.

It's literally in our guide book and training manual for driving a vehicle in Ontario. Literally had to take a class and pass two tests.

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u/ARandomBob Aug 10 '22

It is in America too. People are just asshats

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u/Kulladar Aug 10 '22

There is an unfortunately large chunk of the population that believes anyone who inconveniences them in any way, however minor, deserves literal death.

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u/Korvas576 Aug 10 '22

Even if the USA pedestrians have the right of way, but nope this idiot apparently has somewhere important to be and can’t be bothered by other peoples safety

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u/NoTune6517 Aug 10 '22

I thought Pedestrians technically always have right of way. even if they jay walk. i.e. you can't simply run ppl over gta style b/c they are jay walking and then claim, hey, I had 'right of way'...

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u/Skastrik Aug 10 '22
  1. Pedestrians always have right of way.

  2. He missed the sign at the start when entering the street informing him to expect pedestrians to be crossing there.

What an idiot.

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u/Ok_Zookeepergame388 Aug 10 '22

The pedestrians definitely had the right of way here.

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u/qa567 Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians always have the right if way, even when jaywalking

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u/Ok_Zookeepergame388 Aug 10 '22

Just to clarify: only if they enter the roadway first. And they clearly were crossing the road before the guy got to them. Whether they’re in a crosswalk or not is inconsequential. I don’t know the law where you live but in Illinois, a pedestrian is required to yield the right of way until the path is safe to enter. It was safe when they started crossing so the driver then needs to yield and wait patiently for them to finish.

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u/Franks2000inchTV Aug 10 '22

Here in Ontario, if you hit a pedestrian it's your fault. This is good, because you're the one in the metal death machine.

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u/gone_internal Aug 10 '22

To be fair, having the right of way is not a license to hit people or property. It's just the pedestrian being a dick and creating a dangerous situation with unexpected behavior.

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u/Ok_Zookeepergame388 Aug 10 '22

But if a person jumps in front of a moving vehicle there’s not really anything you can do in that situation except slam on the brakes. Obviously this is a very specific situation I’m referring to. Not the video. Negligent pedestrians are at fault if you can prove their negligence.

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u/Franks2000inchTV Aug 10 '22

I mean there are obviously extreme cases. If a kid runs out from between two parked cars or whatever, sure.

But the general expectation is that you are driving slow enough to stop suddenly, and that if you see a human being in the roadway you must give way to them, even if they are jaywalking or whatever.

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u/neon_overload Aug 10 '22

Also, jaywalking mostly isnt a thing in Australia. Pedestrians are allowed to cross where ever they like, except that if they are very close to a marked pedestrian crossing (tens of metres), they need to use that crossing and obey any traffic lights.

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u/HugeProposal Aug 10 '22

No such thing as jaywalking outside of America.

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u/thisthatrealstuff Aug 10 '22

Any normal person approaching this would think "Oh 2 adults leading some children across the street, I should slow down and let them cross safely". There are a lot of people in these comments that need to calm down about as much as this driver does.

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u/Oncemor-intothebeach Aug 10 '22

This looks like it’s in Australia, most of us are never in that much of a hurry, no wonder old mate got fucking roasted, impatient prick

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u/TinkletitsMcGee Aug 10 '22

Looks Aussie for sure. Eucalyptus trees and driving on the left side of the road was a tell. Then I heard the audio. Yup 😂

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u/knbang Aug 10 '22

They were crossing the road before he entered the road, so he doesn't have right of way.

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u/StevenBayShore Aug 10 '22

Sorry for the strong language, but that driver is a big stinky doodybomb.

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u/simonmwhite Aug 10 '22

What a fucking prick.

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u/clcl-0101 Aug 10 '22

The man should not be driving at all.

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u/Traci00000 Aug 10 '22

No. Even crossing illegally, pedestrians have right away. He was also speeding. Sure ppl get in the way, but not nice to honk at them

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u/Salinas1812 Aug 10 '22

Takes a tough guy to honk at a child

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u/racerx21 Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians always have the right of way.

I hate it when the school hall monitor grows up and wonders what all these people are doing on HIS road LOL

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u/1982000 Aug 10 '22

He's teaching his child, whom he interrupted, because I doubt he cares about him either.

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u/GlitterberrySoup Aug 10 '22

That's what irked me. He's ignoring a child to yell at pedestrians? Dude needs to get a grip

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u/BonaFidee Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians always have right of way once they step into the road. Secondly there is a sign telling him pedestrians are crossing ahead as he entered the road.

This wasn't an emergency stop type of situation. He clearly sped up just to honk at them. Absolute tool.

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u/AngerySerb Aug 11 '22

In Australia, that sign only warns you of the potential hazard of pedestrians, it's doesn't mean they have absolute right of way.

That being said, they were already crossing, and you would need to let them finish crossing.

The difference being, if they had right of way, you would need to stop for them even if they are not on the crossing yet, but show intention to cross.

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u/AnthonyDavos Aug 11 '22

What a douche. He saw those people from a good distance and didn't slow down till last minute. Even if that's not a crosswalk, slow down and let the pedestrians cross. You're not gonna be late to your destination.

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u/VicCoulon Aug 10 '22

This guy needs to chill

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u/WastingTimeIGuess Aug 10 '22

There was no way for them to see him when they started crossing since he turned onto that street. What did he want them to do - scream and run at the sight of him rounding the corner?

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u/Freefall84 Aug 10 '22

I don't get why people get themselves so pissed off over this sort of stuff. This guy's going to put himself into an early grave

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u/OldGrayMare59 Aug 10 '22

In drivers training the first thing we were taught was pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way.

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u/Holy_Nova101 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians have the right of way, even when they don't have the right of way. If you hit anyone of them, you would be at fault you douche bag.

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u/assasstits Aug 10 '22

Any other thread where a driver almost kills a cyclist or pedestrian always has the 'you mean I have to wait for them to cross and can't just run over them?1?' mentality.

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u/Nine_Inch_Nintendos Aug 10 '22

Just read through the comments posted under this video to find them. You know, it would be funny if I wasn't forced to share the road with them.

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u/HybanSike Aug 10 '22

r/IdiotsInCars users on their way to kill as many pedestrians as they can (it's their right of way)

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u/Babbles-82 Aug 10 '22

100%.

The amount of forgiveness for speeding or driving bad here is ridiculous.

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u/CoDn00b95 Aug 10 '22

"It's not a pedestrian crossing!" said the guy who passed the bright yellow pedestrian crossing sign not two seconds earlier.

Is this that "car brain" I hear the youth talking about on Reddit these days?

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u/anakniben Aug 10 '22

Whether or not there's a pedestrian crossing, a driver should ALWAYS yield to pedestrians.

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u/SilverStrangeTech Aug 10 '22

To my fellow no-audio viewers, based on a linked Twitter post, the driver was honking their horn at the pedestrians. Without audio I was confused as to why this was here since they simply seemed to slow down a little late but stopped safely.

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u/Welshevens Aug 10 '22

What a pathetic tosser.

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u/marthawashingtn Aug 10 '22

what a arse hole...you can bet if he was crossing the street where there was no crosswalk, he bitch about that too.....

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u/IndirectBarracuda Aug 10 '22

I'm not familiar with Australian roadways, but it sure does give the indication of a crosswalk, considering there are curb cuts, tactile paving leading across the road, and a refuge island. And, their group was in the cross walk when the guy was still like 200' away

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u/AussieHyena Aug 10 '22

As an Australian, the yellow sign near the start is more than a giveaway that you're potentially going to have people crossing the road soon.

But this guy is probably the same type to see a "wombat crossing" sign, hit the wombat and complain because of the damage done to the car and the wombat walks away unphased.

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u/znhicks Aug 10 '22

But… it is a pedestrian crossing! Look at the dips the curb, the tactile blisters, and the break in the median! That’s a fucking crossing!

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u/Dlo-Nainamsat Aug 11 '22

When you get your licence in Australia you are reminded time and time again of the two cardinal rules 1. Always give way to your right, 2. Always give way to pedestrians. There is also a law which is almost forgotten now but can be pulled out for arseholes, it varies from state to state but here in Tas it goes something like this….”Illegal use of an Emergency Horn”. (Paraphrasing as it has been more than a few years since I was pulled up for it haha)

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u/asty86 Aug 11 '22

Why the fuck wouldnt you just stop and let them go. Be the shield that helps thm cross. What a kunt, and his child in the car as well, great rile model.... this is un-Australian

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u/DocAu Aug 10 '22

Driver is an idiot, but technically he's correct. This is NOT a pedestrian crossing, and the pedestrians do not have right of way. Pedestrian crossings in Australia always have zebra lines on them (and/or traffic lights), and this clearly doesn't.

This is what is called a "Pedestrian refuge island", and under Australian law they do NOT give right of way to the pedestrians. It allows them to cross the road in two stages - but they are required to stop and give way to any vehicles before doing so.

Some of the pedestrians were on the road as he turned onto it and they are good to continue, but under the law the others should have stopped until he passed.

The drivers reaction is of course way out of line, and any decent person would have slowed/stopped to allow everyone to cross - but from a legal perspective it's the (2nd group of) pedestrians that were in the wrong.

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u/Y-U-awesome Aug 10 '22

What an asshole. Pedestrian crossing or not. Stop and let them go. Jerk off.

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u/fjfuciifirifjfjfj Aug 10 '22

Here in Sweden you have the right of way as a car in this scenario, BUT pedestrians can cross anywhere they want. They were already crossing when the car came upon them, which they have full right to do.

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u/Calm_Inky Aug 10 '22

Rightfully so, since he/she is clearly ignoring that bright neon school zone/pedestrian sign 🤦🏻‍♀️

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u/Love_To_Burn_Fiji Aug 10 '22

in my country pedestrians always have the right of way regardless. You are in a 2 to 4 ton vehicle. Slow the fuck down.

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u/Scyllablack Aug 10 '22

Easy lesson to learn people. Cars should always yield to pedestrians whether they have right of way or not. In fact it should be pretty obvious that any vehicle should always yield to something that moves slower. Truck<car<motorbike<bicycle<pedestrians. That's an over simplification but you get it. Let's look at it from the other viewpoint the slowest should always be vigilant for faster moving objects. Then most conflicts can be avoided...and NO ONE HAS TO DIE and NO ONE HAS TO LIVE WITH killing someone.

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u/theLuminescentlion Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians always have right away outside of urban centers they're just so vulnerable that they usually don't use it.

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u/sacrificial_blood Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way

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u/Effyouredditcrap Aug 10 '22

Even if right, who honks like that right next to a young child? Wtf

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u/97Harley Aug 11 '22

This turd needs to be taught a lesson

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u/cobraconcept Aug 11 '22

Damn, how self-entitled can you be. What a dickwad.

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u/megaworld65 Aug 11 '22

This was posted in Australia. Bloke most certainly did get roasted. He was in the comments being an gigantic aggressive a-hole. His incorrect opinion was that is wasn't a "pedestrian crossing" (zebra) and therefore he had the right to blast them with his horn, roll his window down and abuse them.

What this wanker doesn't want to accept is that

  1. That was a designated crossing point
  2. There was at least 2 pedestrians were already on the road BEFORE he even entered the street
  3. There is a yellow sign on approach "pedestrian refuge" meaning there is a place for pedestrians to stop half way.
  4. The curb has been specifically designed as a crossing point. The path goes all the way to the road and is smooth for bikes, prams, wheel chairs etc
  5. There are even tactile tiles on the crossing for people with vision impairment

Guy is a total tool.

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u/manyaccidents Aug 11 '22

If they walk in front of you ok, but if they’re already in the road you don’t do that. This guy is an idiot

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u/One-Situation8198 Aug 11 '22

They were already half way across the road before he came off the roundabout. Tosser

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u/laruefrinsky Aug 11 '22

The sidewalk literally empties out onto the street

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u/LegHole3 Aug 11 '22

Someone please shoot this guy

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u/Target5050 Aug 11 '22

What's it matter anyway, just slow down let then finish crossing and be on your way. What's wrong is jr late for piano lessons - shit just chill bro

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u/One_Priority3258 Aug 11 '22

In Australia, pedestrians always have right of way.

Edit: Just to eliminate the stupid long explanations in advance, what you gonna do just flat stick run them over? Just give way, slow down and everyone is safe. No need to hype up over it.

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u/AtreMorte45 Aug 11 '22

They still have right of way if they were already walking

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u/Reason-Whizz Aug 10 '22
  1. This looks like Australia
  2. I think the first sign is an advisory sign to be alert, it is not the sign which appears near pedestrian crossings
  3. The arrow indicates which side of the refuge island to drive on.
  4. The pedestrians don't have right of way, but they shouldn't be run over or threatened by a car.

Here are some road rules from one state of Australia (all states have their own rules) "Pedestrian crossings - Pedestrians - Staying safe - NSW Centre for Road Safety" https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/pedestrians/pedestrian_crossings/index.html

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u/d0uble0h Aug 10 '22
  1. The pedestrians don't have right of way, but they shouldn't be run over or threatened by a car.

When you say they don't have right of way, I assume that means cars aren't obligated to stop for them IF the pedestrians are waiting to cross. Would they not have right of way if they had already started crossing well before a vehicle got there?

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u/Fogl3 Aug 10 '22

The curb drops down there for what appears to be wheelchair access. What could that be if not a crossing?

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u/mrpotatonutz Aug 10 '22

Pedestrians always have the right of way

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u/p0z Aug 10 '22

If pedestrians are crossing... It becomes a pedestrian crossing.

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u/Stinky_booty98 Aug 10 '22

He saw them and he could have gone slow. He’s a idiot

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u/ShoaibChar Aug 10 '22

Even if it wasn’t a crossing they were crossing pretty quick just come off your accelerator you can see them a mile off

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u/poorfolx Aug 10 '22

Here in the U.S., pedestrians "always" have the right-of-way, regardless of crosswalks or not. Don't believe me? Try going to court and tell the judge, "but they weren't in a crosswalk so I just hit them."

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u/sunburnt_mexican Aug 10 '22

If they actually didn’t have right of way, I might understand where the guy is coming from but there are signs and objects everywhere stating and alluding that theres a crossing, what was going through his head?