Sunday 6 February 2011 5.14pm
Oh, well, sorry then, didn't intend to get slaggy about it. It's just that people tend to think that they're somehow better able than the rules of the road (and pavement) to judge when it's safe to do something, and are often proven wrong with unhappy consequences. And that tends to apply across the board - pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, skateboarders, the lot. Do I cross the road wherever I like when I think it's safe to do so? Yup. Am I always right? Nope.
(I mentioned the bit of London Road
by the convenience store because someone was run down there by a bus a couple of months ago; did enough damage to the bus, so goodness knows what happened to the pedestrian. A few weeks after that one of the guys in the shop was remonstrating with someone he'd just seen doing the same thing, who wasn't having any of it. He always crossed the road there! He knew what was safe!)