Sunday, August 09, 2015

Jaywalking

Andy | Sunday, August 09, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

He is only about 60 feet from a crosswalk that is controlled with traffic lights. When I see something like this it really bugs me. Most of the time he will be in a motorist blind spot and increases his chances of getting run over. The jaywalker could suffer anything from personal injury to death. It would be a haunting experience for the innocence victim that is driving the car.

17 comments:

  1. Looks a bit like a person who doesn't care or just want to live on the edge. Nice capture Andy.

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  2. What is on his head? First I thought a bandange, than the half of a cut ball? I agree with you about the crossing, maybe he can't think properly with that head? :)

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    1. The only thing on his head is the hair at the top. The rest is skin. There is a tattoo on his neck behind and slightly below his ear. It creates an illusion and makes it look like he is wearing some kind of skin tight cap.

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  3. Plus the driver would have to endure a great deal of trouble because of hitting the person and anguish from the incident.

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  4. He doesn't care! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Perhaps he is a visiting American. We jay walk all the time. Not only should he get a ticket for jay walking, but he has also run afoul of the fashion police. Fine street photography Andy.

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  6. I've seen a lot of this lately but, what disturbs me even more are the ones that are actually at a crosswalk light and walk against it.

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  7. This is something we see here regularly. But you are very right.

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  8. Definitely a risk-taker. I don't get the hair..but then I am old and totally unfashionable, myself.

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  9. It's the same over here Andy, people just wander anyware oblivious of the consequences...

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  10. I agree. Why can't people just follow the rules?

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  11. He or his family would probably sue a poor driver into poverty, too. This is one thing I don't like about driving in urban areas.

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  12. It is often my first thought, the poor person that hits him....life will never be the same!!

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  13. I saw an elderly lady today trying to cross 6 lanes of traffic on Dixon Rd with a shopping buggy - I though she was going to get killed for sure!

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  14. Sorry, Andy, but jay walking is cultural. I grew up near Boston and Bostonians think crosswalks are there for the pretty stripes. We just walk into the traffic and hope for the best.

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  15. He does seem out of place, not just for crossing where he is.

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