Posts tagged pedestrians
I don’t think that I have a particularly disagreeable face/appearance but I routinely receive dirty looks from people when I run in the evening, usually from drivers. Maybe this stems from ignorance on their part with respect to pedestrian rules/social codes. Or maybe they just hate me. Either way….some things to remember drivers/sentient vehicles:
- Cyclists have to go WITH traffic and obey the regular rules of the road.
- Runners/pedestrians go AGAINST traffic. There’s a reason for this: you can see me, I can see you. I don’t have to worry about a car running me over from behind and you as a driver do not have to worry about not being able to call attention to a pedestrian who has his back facing you as you approach.
- I always move aside when a vehicle approaches. I would appreciate the same courtesy. I recognize that sometimes you do not have the space to do so with oncoming traffic, but if you do have the space… please give me some room to breathe.
- Also: remember that I’m someone’s son/brother/partner in the same way that you are. You wouldn’t treat a family/friend who you knew was on the road with such aggression.