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Are drivers "forced to make dangerous decisions" in areas where peds dominate and peds have little fear of being caught doing something reckless?

Dangerous to the driver? Not really. The driver faces little personal risk.

But there are a couple of things here:
Often, all of the focus is at who is at fault. That is because figuring out who's at fault means we know which insurance company pays. While it is important to figure that out its only ancillary to the question of what's safest and not really what the city (and it's police) should be focusing on.

Moreover: Pedestrians shouldn't have to worry about behaving "recklessly" where there are a lot of pedestrians already because A. Two people walking and bumping into each other poses very little risk and B. in that situation a driver should already be extremely careful anyway. If you can't drive safely and with eyes out for pedestrians at 7th and H NW then what makes me think you'll drive safer out in Ashburn?

by drumz on Jan 30, 2013 12:36 pm • linkreport

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