When you're approaching a green light in a car, do you come to a stop at the light to wait to see that no cars are coming from direction with the red light?
If not, why is that the expectation for pedestrians?
fair question. most of us i know we wait for a second after the green we certainly don't jump it. that's the easiest way to get hit.
now approaching a green well most but not all drivers know where traffic lights are and/or they see cars crossing in front of them as they approach red. indeed at most intersections they will see several red lights. maybe a few crosswalks indicator lights too. they are well and clearly defined and they come up at somewhat regular intervals too.
crosswalks marked and otherwise are everywhere and anywhere. foul bay between oak bay avenue and fort has 9 crosswalks or cross streets. just 2 traffic lights.
smart drivers do pay extra attention if perhaps it's an unbusy intersection or a quiet time of the night. other times usually cars are stopped already as you go through. other cars couldn't run the red if they wanted to.
lastly being in a car offer lots of crash protection. walking offers little or none.
let's recall the very recent famous crash at bay/douglas:
if that car southbound was not blocked by a building (with no setback a rarity) hew might have been smart not to go.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 October 2019 - 10:25 AM.