What the hell is wrong with people?!?!
I was crossing a street with a lit white walk sign and actually had to stop while a metro bus and two cars made left turns. One driver had the temerity to flip me off. Oh, if only his windows were down to hear my response...
It was only a year ago that an elderly woman was killed during the day crossing this intersection. The only thing that has changed is a No Turn On Red sign on one side.
Then about 200 yards down the road I had to cross along a crosswalk and two cars actually sped up!
It's darker at rush hour which adds to the danger. Additionally, not everyone is as agile - they might be pushing a stroller, walking with a cane, carrying groceries from the store around the corner. Irrespective, there should not be a competition between drivers and walkers!
So, I've contacted the County Police to see what can be done.. specifically at this intersection and along this street. But what can be done in general to get drivers to Honor the Crosswalk?
Maybe the issue needs to be driven up the chain from schoolkids to their parents -- isn't that the path seat belt use took?