People Behaving Badly: Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Vision Zero San Francisco is trying to eliminate traffic-related pedestrian deaths by 2024.

According to Vision Zero SF, a whopping 41 percent of all pedestrian related crashes take place in a crosswalk. By 2024, Vision Zero’s goal is to have zero traffic deaths. And part of the campaign is pedestrian safety–for something as simple as crossing the street.

On Geary and Cole streets, drivers almost always ignore pedestrians in marked crosswalks. In one case, a Muni bus blew through the crosswalk with three people in it. That’s just how bad it is.

When a pedestrian enters a crosswalk, traffic is required by law to yield to the pedestrian usually at the limit line. But at many crosswalks in San Francisco, you will see “shark’s teeth.” That is were drivers are required to stop, giving the pedestrian plenty of room

There is little respect for crosswalks, as you can tell by drivers constantly stopping in the crosswalk. In one case, a lady had to walk around cars.

And some people choose to run across the street. One guy waited as more than a dozen drivers failed to stop for him, and just to be safe, he ran.

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