Aug. 3rd, 2017

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There are two ads that play in the Whitehall terminal, about driver safety, specifically looking out for pedestrians. In one, a car hits a man crossing the street because the driver was busy texting, and in the other it hits a small child because the driver was speeding and didn't stop at the light.

Every time I see those ads, I get so annoyed. I don't want to blame the victim, but I just can't figure it out - who the hell are these people who step into the street without looking? Sure, as a pedestrian you have the right of way, especially when you've got the light, but I've never actually met the person who was willing to die to prove the point.

And that's what the ads show. The light changes, and immediately the pedestrian is in the crosswalk, heedless of the fact that there is a car barreling towards them. I know looking doesn't prevent car crashes in and of itself, but in the ad, they don't even check!

It just seems to me that if you're about to tell drivers "fuck it, pay attention" it'll work better if the pedestrians aren't completely inept at the simple task of walking from here to there. I pay more attention when crossing my kitchen!


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