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2022-01-17 11:14:02 PM  
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2022-01-18 3:01:32 AM  
That's clearly not Quebec, Shirley? Because I can read the text and I'm strictly an anglophone.
 
2022-01-18 3:53:34 AM  
In before the legions of car haters pass the blame to anyone and anything else for what happens when people cross a street whenever they want and that happens to them
 
2022-01-18 5:14:22 AM  
Dumb Ways to Die
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This one is more fun...
 
2022-01-18 5:42:24 AM  
"It's striking."

That person is a Farker. Well played.
 
2022-01-18 5:47:53 AM  

lifeslammer: In before the legions of car haters pass the blame to anyone and anything else for what happens when people cross a street whenever they want and that happens to them


Those people make such a delightful crunching sound.
 
2022-01-18 5:48:55 AM  

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delanightmares: Holy shiat Quebecs anti-jaywalking billboards don't fark around 😳 https://t.co/ouKyNTPtk9


Why is a Quebecois anti-jaywalking ad in English alone?
 
2022-01-18 6:00:57 AM  
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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.
 
2022-01-18 6:31:18 AM  

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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.


my mom, an extremely mentally ill woman, was the type to say "well i have the right of way" as her station wagon full of children came within inches of a speeding truck. it's scary as hell to know your mother is a mental furball when you're in the third grade.
 
2022-01-18 6:57:54 AM  

Izunbacol: Original: Original Tweet:

delanightmares: Holy shiat Quebecs anti-jaywalking billboards don't fark around 😳 https://t.co/ouKyNTPtk9

Why is a Quebecois anti-jaywalking ad in English alone?


It's plausible actually.

We love - LOVE - to assume that any bad behaviour is anglos and tourists. Put this one up near universities or in old Montreal where they have a lot of jaywalking to tell the people from other places how to behave
 
2022-01-18 7:17:31 AM  
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2022-01-18 7:49:56 AM  
La subtilité ne marche pas au Québec. Une campagne directe pour une population directe est nécessaire.
 
2022-01-18 8:24:33 AM  

sinko swimo: wademh: from replies
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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.

my mom, an extremely mentally ill woman, was the type to say "well i have the right of way" as her station wagon full of children came within inches of a speeding truck. it's scary as hell to know your mother is a mental furball when you're in the third grade.


I made a similar comment on a Youtube video a cyclist posted where he almost got run over by a speeding delivery truck. But he saw it coming miles away and still crossed in front of it, almost getting hit. "He was speeding so I was in the right and it would have been his fault!" was the cyclists attitude.
Well great. They can write that on your tombstone. "He was killed but he was technically in the right so that makes it okay".

/In the UK people cross the road anywhere they want, even in in the middle of London. Crossing lights on red but gap in traffic? Cross. Middle of road away from crossings? Sure, go ahead. You look where you're going and use your judgement. No one cares. The only place police will pick you up for walking is on motorways.
 
2022-01-18 8:26:04 AM  

wademh: from replies
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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.


That and it is completely stupid for pedestrians to rely on drivers being safer in any case. I get the point that drivers should be safer, and we can help by lowering speed limits in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic, not to mention enforcing the speed limit on people riding bicycles as well, but people should realize: "Now if they hit me they might break a windshield and some plastic stuff, but I could be permanently maimed or dead... I think I should be careful."

Of course I say this as a driver who thinks pedestrian traffic laws should be rigorously enforced as well so when Karen decides the Walk / Don't Walk / pedestrian crossings don't apply to her, she's taking her life into her own hands as well.
 
2022-01-18 8:44:54 AM  
My dad, a jogger and cyclist, always told me that right of way wasn't important. "The driver might be sorry as hell, but you'll still be dead." So I make it a point not to get in arguments with anything that outweighs me by a thousand pounds or more.

/ 800 is okay, though, right?
 
2022-01-18 9:00:19 AM  
If they wanted to enhance the experience, they'd set up the display so people had to stand in the road to use it.
 
2022-01-18 9:51:49 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: sinko swimo: wademh: from replies
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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.

my mom, an extremely mentally ill woman, was the type to say "well i have the right of way" as her station wagon full of children came within inches of a speeding truck. it's scary as hell to know your mother is a mental furball when you're in the third grade.

I made a similar comment on a Youtube video a cyclist posted where he almost got run over by a speeding delivery truck. But he saw it coming miles away and still crossed in front of it, almost getting hit. "He was speeding so I was in the right and it would have been his fault!" was the cyclists attitude.
Well great. They can write that on your tombstone. "He was killed but he was technically in the right so that makes it okay".

/In the UK people cross the road anywhere they want, even in in the middle of London. Crossing lights on red but gap in traffic? Cross. Middle of road away from crossings? Sure, go ahead. You look where you're going and use your judgement. No one cares. The only place police will pick you up for walking is on motorways.


"Here lies the body of William Jay
Who died maintaining his right of way
He was right, dead right, as he sped along
But he's just as dead as if he were wrong."
 
2022-01-18 10:23:52 AM  
a few years ago one of the mini-scarfs and i were waiting to cross the street.  it was a small town so no controlled crosswalks but there was a steady flow of traffic so we had to pick our moment.   Mini-scarf points out that we should just go because pedestrians have the right-away.  I point out that fact will be small comfort while she spends a couple months in traction with a two broken legs or has to relearn how to talk because of the the TBI.  Mini-scarf "good point."

Sometimes people need to be told the obvious because they are too stupid to see it for themselves.
 
2022-01-18 10:40:37 AM  
Blaming the bus after step in front of it really reminds me of owning the libs by having a tube stuck down your throat.
 
2022-01-18 10:43:56 AM  
Lethal Weapon 3 - Jaywalker
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2022-01-18 10:53:34 AM  
I was waiting for a following second car to run over the body. That would really drive the point home.
 
2022-01-18 11:11:19 AM  

wademh: from replies
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I'm unclear how it "frames it as the fault ...".  I didn't see anything implying fault.
Rather, I think it frames it as a losing contest if you're the one with the breakable bones. If you like, you can feel morally superior while feeling otherwise maimed.


Quite frankly, it is their fault. Drivers have to follow the rules of the road, like driving in the proper lane, obeying speed limits, stopping at red lights, etc., otherwise the roads would be pure mayhem. Pedestrians need to do the same. If you don't follow the rules as a pedestrian you're no better, and just as much at fault, as drivers who don't follow them.
 
2022-01-18 11:12:40 AM  
I was watching this on my car phone and the oddest coincidence just happened.
 
2022-01-18 11:13:32 AM  
Unrealistic.  None of the skeletons were staring at their phones.
 
2022-01-18 11:14:16 AM  

covfefe: I was watching this on my car phone and the oddest coincidence just happened.


some kind of phone involvement needed
 
2022-01-18 11:22:12 AM  
As my dad drilled into me about being the squishy one "dead right."  As in you may have the right of way, but you're still dead.  The folks saying drivers should be more aware are not wrong, but how it should be and how it actually is are not the same thing.

I live in a town that has rules on light pollution (Tucson).  Not as many street lights and dimmer ones where there are.  They also have a very high auto/pedestrian incident rate compared to similar towns.  I believe these things are related.
 
2022-01-18 11:42:13 AM  

Fear the Clam: If they wanted to enhance the experience, they'd set up the display so people had to stand in the road to use it.


They've already set it up to attract people to cross the street to participate.
 
2022-01-18 11:50:03 AM  

sorceror: My dad, a jogger and cyclist, always told me that right of way wasn't important. "The driver might be sorry as hell, but you'll still be dead." So I make it a point not to get in arguments with anything that outweighs me by a thousand pounds or more.

/ 800 is okay, though, right?


i have a friend who loves to cycle.  despite that i still like him and i keep trying to get him to realize that right of way doesn't protect you from the rules of physics.  no luck though.  the other day i asked how it was going and he said

friend :"i almost got hit by a car."
Me: "where?"  and he tells me the road and area.  "Wait, isn't that the section with the hills, blind curves, no shoulders and the posted speed limit is 50mph?"
friend: "Yeah, can you believe someone almost hit me?"
me: "Yes I can. You having a close call on that section of road is the mostly likely outcome of you cycling on that section of the road.  the next most likely outcome is you actually getting hit."
friend: "Maybe you're right but those assholes need to pay attention,."
 
2022-01-18 2:01:17 PM  
You're not so tough without your car, are ya?
 
2022-01-18 11:23:13 PM  
This is just a ripoff of that 90s advertisement reminding people that carrying guns through the airport is illegal.

Total Recall - Subway Chase Scene (1080p)
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2022-01-19 10:52:12 AM  

tom baker's scarf: sorceror: My dad, a jogger and cyclist, always told me that right of way wasn't important. "The driver might be sorry as hell, but you'll still be dead." So I make it a point not to get in arguments with anything that outweighs me by a thousand pounds or more.

/ 800 is okay, though, right?

i have a friend who loves to cycle.  despite that i still like him and i keep trying to get him to realize that right of way doesn't protect you from the rules of physics.  no luck though.  the other day i asked how it was going and he said

friend :"i almost got hit by a car."
Me: "where?"  and he tells me the road and area.  "Wait, isn't that the section with the hills, blind curves, no shoulders and the posted speed limit is 50mph?"
friend: "Yeah, can you believe someone almost hit me?"
me: "Yes I can. You having a close call on that section of road is the mostly likely outcome of you cycling on that section of the road.  the next most likely outcome is you actually getting hit."
friend: "Maybe you're right but those assholes need to pay attention,."


In a sense both are right.

You are right that it really doesn't matter what the "rules" are if you end up dead or maimed, but also you may well have a skewed perception of the safety, especially if you don't cycle yourself. The facts show that driving a car is a more dangerous activity than riding a bike is, overall.

He's also correct that motorists have a responsibility to pay attention and control their vehicles, and that they have a special responsibility to pay attention to more vulnerable users of the road. Inconvenience is not a valid excuse for putting someone else's life at risk, and inherently motorists have more responsibility for safety because their vehicles have more potential to harm or kill other people if driven irresponsibly. That is why we have licensing, liability insurance, etc, for motorists and not for pedestrians: their vehicles are an inherent danger to others. Let's say the situation is that a child runs out in the road to retrieve a ball. Don't motorists have a responsibility to at least try to avoid the child, even if according to the rules or common sense the child is the primary one at fault? I say that they do and the law agrees.
 
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