Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Metro Journal: Just So There Is No Confusion

After having yet another driver honk at me when I had right of way in a crosswalk, I have looked this up in the California Driver Handbook.
Specifically, concerning right-of-way,
Respect the right-of-way of pedestrians. Always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, and at corners with or without traffic lights, whether or not the crosswalks are marked by painted lines.
Do not stop in a crosswalk. You will place pedestrians in danger.
Remember—if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you, he or she is ready to cross the street. Yield to the pedestrian.*
And, their bold, not mine:
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block.
I am so totally going to print out a couple copies of that page, take a highlighter to it, and shove it in the face of the next person who pulls that "honking at the pedestrian in the crosswalk" crap on me.

* And rude hand gestures are even more compelling proof than eye contact. Oh, but you weren't paying attention, were you, Asshole Driver Person?

1 comment:

Amber/Rayne said...

Adding somewhere that they shouldn't splash a pedestrian when turning right in front of the mas they are going to cross. Lol.