Car verses Pedestrian…who should yield?
I just don’t understand when pedestrians (or perhaps certain societies) decided that they have the right-of-way over a 2-ton vehicle? Even if you’re in a crosswalk, a pedestrian need be aware of their surroundings…to assume that you are somehow immune because you’re in a crosswalk or because you refuse to make eye contact with the driver…is idiotic.
Why am I on this soapbox? Because the other day I was driving slowly through a National Park parking lot when this lady decided that she should be able to walk in front of my truck rather than behind it…the problem for her is that I wasn’t going to yield to someone who felt this level of entitlement, therefore I kept my 5mph pace and forced her to stop in her tracks. As I drove by she said “I guess I must have my invisible shield on!” I said back to her “in what guidebook did you read that it was okay to walk in front of a 2-ton vehicle?”
For the record, I have no problem stopping for curious pedestrians…just not brazen/entitled ones. What is your take?