Driver in car hits 14 year old with right of way in crosswalk, and all they care about is the iPhone


By Lloyd Alter, Treehugger

It's almost like there is a concerted campaign to turn distracted walking into a serious problem.
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Driver Chooses Not to Yield Right of Way to Teenage Girl in Crosswalk, Opts to Hit Her with Van Instead.
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And there's even a "You're legally required to stop for pedestrians" sign right there. Was the driver impaired or just not paying attention?
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https://www.treehugger.com/cars/14-year-old-right-way-crosswalk-hit-car-and-all-they-care-about-iphone.html


[B' Spokes: And I'll add that distracted driving is a known problem but there is this concerted effort to project drivers problems on to pedestrians, like there is a law that requires pedestrians to jump out of the way of cars and they must never ever be in a situation that might require drivers to stop. Even though we have laws that require drivers to stop when a pedestrian is in their way. The problem is the expectation is moving from "Drivers will stop for you when you are in a crosswalk" to "Pedestrians can never require drivers to stop for them, even in crosswalks."]

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