A Pedestrian’s Responsibilities to Motorists

I walk a lot. I walk to and from work everyday. One of the biggest issues I see with pedestrians is their lack of respect for traffic. They figure that that white man on the crossing signal signifies that they can dawdle across the intersection. Well, there are cars waiting to make right hand turns. Or if you are crossing at a 4-way stop there are usually many cars waiting on you. 

Now most pedestrians take pride that they are doing something environmentally and I applaud them (and myself) but there is more that you could be doing. Hurry up across the street! Stop the cars from sitting there idling, waiting for you to cross. It’s a small thing but if all pedestrians did that it would help with the amount of carbon emissions from idling cars at intersections. Small steps to a cleaner world.