When you cross at a major intersection in the pedestrian crosswalks on a green light, where do you look?

Today I watched 15 pedestrians cross in front of me.

I was paying attention to the vehicle in the intersection facing the same direction as us, both us and the car were on greens.

We are crossing to the left of this vehicle.

None of the 15 walkers were watching the left-turning car.

I guess none of them realize that the driver of this car CANNOT SEE THEM!

The left windshield pillar of the car BLOCKS out the pedestrians in the crosswalk.

To see the driver must scan vigilantly BEFORE approaching the intersection and REMEMBER all the pedestrians or the driver must move their body to look around the pillar.

I would say that the vast majority of drivers DONT do this.

Hence many of the 15 walks could be in the blind areas of the turning car.

Why doesn’t everyone look?

Half of the pedestrians hit by cars are unlicensed.

Do you think this has something to do with being hit?


Comments are closed

Cooper Talks Driving...


All materials are copyright protected and cannot be reproduced without the expressed written consent of iHaveEvolved.com Inc.


Materials presented here are for education purposes only referencing two ICBC materials,Tuning Up Drivers Manual, Learn To Drive Right Manual, training material from the 3 week Driving Instructors Licensing Program and amterials from the GLP classroom certificate Program.

IHaveEvolved.com and Todd Cooper are not responsible for any consequences that may result from use of this material. Throughout these posts references are made to acts and regulations that govern driving in British Columbia.

In the event of a difference between the material here and any of these acts or regulations, the acts and regulations shall apply. For specifc help related to these acts please refer to a professional lawyer or a police office.