Stop entering crosswalks without looking.
Stop trusting the little walking-man-light to save you from an oncoming 2-ton hunk of metal with a driver who isn’t paying attention. Stop assuming that just because your light says you can go and the other lights say the cars can’t go, that it’s okay to cross the street with your head down and your headphones on (yes, I’ve seen this).
Also, stop entering those crosswalks that are not at a light or stop sign and expecting the oncoming cars to stop for you. Those particular crosswalks have smaller signs that are harder to see for the drivers who aren’t paying attention or are driving aggressively to begin with.
I personally just let the cars go first at these types of crosswalks and at larger intersections as well. They are traveling much faster than I am and will get out of my way faster than I will get out of their way. On average, everyone gets to their destination faster. Plus it’s just safer to let them go first.
Stop with the mindset that it’s someone else’s responsibility to not hit you – make it your responsibility too. Stop with the mindset that just because it says you have the right of way that you can just walk out in the street and force drivers to hit their brakes really hard to avoid hitting you (yes, I’ve seen this too).
I guess what I’m saying is, stop trusting other people with your life so much.
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I ride my bike just about everywhere I go in the city and see this stupid and inconsiderate behavior all the time. I know that a lot of pedestrians and drivers hate cyclists, but maybe the street-crossers should look in the mirror…
Stop trying to win a Darwin Award. Stop proving Charles Darwin right.
Or perhaps his theory on natural selection should be proven right… After all, I am trying to get people to stop doing certain things to better society. What better way to get people to stop doing certain things than if they weren’t around to begin with? Hmmm…
Stop doing this. Learn some crosswalk etiquette.