Comment 60958

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted March 15, 2011 at 01:39:05

Thinking back to the article or blog that cited all the pedestrian fatalities last year, I think that one or two of those fatalities MIGHT have been averted by such measures. Why are we taking responsibility away from people? We need to be more and not less responsible for our own actions. As a driver or pedestrian or cyclist taking responsibility away from the individual and trying to transfer it to someone or something else is a bad idea. Everybody needs to be responsible for their own actions. Even when an accident is someone else's fault legally there is often something the other person could have and maybe should have done. If walking along side a road we were taught years ago to walk facing oncoming traffic. More and more I see pedestrians ignoring such basic advice and walking with traffic. If an automobile strikes such a pedestrian it is unquestionably the drivers fault. However if the pedestrian had been facing the other way he might well have seen the vehicle and been able to avoid it. There is a lot more to safety than assessing fault. A little common sense goes a long way to making us all safer.

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