What I am about to say may make some people mad - but I’m
gonna say it anyway.
The myth that “Pedestrians Have the Right of Way” is the
biggest piece of propaganda our government ever put out there.
In my neck of the woods, people just wander on and off the
highway, sometimes in a cross walk but more often than not they are just plain
And they do it because of the misconception that they have
the right of way.
Do they not realize that them having the right of way means
nothing when they are hit by a 2 ton moving vehicle?
Having the right of way just means that your family will win
in Civil Court
after your death.
Good for them.
For you? Not so much.
I’m not talking about residential neighborhoods or store
parking lots, I’m talking about strolling across Hwy 98 (not in a cross walk)
where the speed limit is 45mph, because you are convinced cars will stop.
And then to promote this ridiculous notion, the DOT puts up
signs like this one.
As you can see – there is no crosswalk and there is a nice
wide sidewalk, well away from the road.
I think it’s time for people to stop believing the myth that
they have the right of way and remember what their mothers taught them…
Watch Out For Cars!