Do you stop at red lights in the crosswalk
Most of the roads I drive on don't have crosswalks. I only walk in my neighborhood (mostly only a few blocks from home). There aren't any red lights or crosswalks in my neighborhood.
Not sure what the question is asking & it looks like people are taking it differently. Do you mean: I drive a car & obstruct the crosswalk when I stop at a red light? Or: I'm crossing a street in the crosswalk even if the light (in my direction)
Stop your vehicle IN a crosswalk
I try not to. But, sometimes, at busy intersections, when making right hand turns, you often get held up in the crosswalk.
I can understand drivers needing to do that. But as as pedestrian it's absolutely frightening to cross at a busy intersection with a car sitting there. Often I can't tell if the driver is looking the other way for oncoming traffic before they turn
like just as the crosswalk signal comes on for me), or texting or calling on their phone & not paying attention. If I can't make eye contact, I probably won't cross (& sometimes the side windows are tinted so I can't). I've had people start to turn
just as I stepped into the street more times than I can remember. Also if crossing a wide busy street, I may be nearing the opposite side when some asshole comes zooming into the crosswalk in the outside lane, & I'm in the middle of the traffic just
as the light is about to change, with nowhere safe to go.
It's as if they don't see & don't care about pedestrians.
If this sounds like a rant, it is. I am put in danger every time I cross a busy street, unnecessarily, mostly by assholes.
Well, not if I'm actually in the MIDDLE of the crosswalk...
We have walk/don't walk signs here and can get ticketed if you cross when you're not supposed to do so.
I don't understand why that's so common. Perhaps even more so at stop signs, it's almost expected here.