Pedestrians dicing with death on Cumbrian road
Last updated at 11:34, Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Pedestrians are dicing with death by walking at night in dark clothes on a road where drivers have been clocked at more than 100mph.
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It does not matter who has right of way or that drivers should not be speeding. If a pedestrian is hit by a car they will be hurt or killed and blaming someone will not help them / families left behind. Everyone, pedestrians and drivers should do everything they can to avoid a crash. Every pedestrian should think about how visible they are in the dark. Young school children are educated about this but adults seem to not take much care.
You can't always blame the car driver, the drunken revelers have a lot to answer for. To my knowledge, any accidents with car v's pedestrian has taken place on a normal carriageway. Pavements may help keep pedestrians out of the way of traffic but are not guaranteed to keep them separate!
Unless people are feeling suicidal they shouldn't be walking in the road at night regardless of the speed limit or what the highway code says, getting hit by a car doing 30 carries a high risk of death and the limit here is twice that, surviving being hit at 60 is about as likely as winning the lottery, never mind even at higher speeds. Surely it wouldn't be too hard to add a pavement? That way cyclists and pedestrians would be away from traffic.