Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Not A Jaywalker

As a million people have pointed out to this account, this pedestrian is crossing legally and therefore wouldn't be commonly called a "jaywalker."

Or, at least, not until the self-driving vehicle people start changing the laws. Amazingly a lot of these streets were built before cars even existed and while it varies by place, one does not always need a notarized court document, or even a crosswalk, to be able to walk across the street. If it was only legal to cross at pedestrian crosswalks, there wouldn't be too many places one could cross the street.