What to do with these suicidal pedestrians?
WE ARE continually hearing about serious accidents, often involving taxis, in which passengers are seriously injured and killed. The carnage is terrible.
Drivers are exhorted not to exceed the speed limits. It’s obvious that the faster you drive, the less time you will have to react and stop your vehicle.
What concerns me is the extent to which drivers have to accommodate pedestrians who behave irresponsibly and dangerously. Here are two recent examples that I experienced while driving along suburban roads where the speed limit is 60km/h.
In Tableview, as I was approaching a pedestrian crossing, a man decided to cross the road, without a look in either direction to see if any traffic was approaching. If I had been within 10m of the crossing, I cannot imagine any hope of my stopping in time.
On another occasion, someone who was either drunk, or under the influence of drugs, insisted on walking through moving traffic in Koeberg Road, Brooklyn.
Pedestrians are silly to believe they have the right of way under any circumstances. What do you do in these situations? A few decades ago in a north-west town in Britain, a middle-aged woman insisted that she could cross at will, whatever the traffic situation. She was eventually knocked down and killed. The inquest decided that her intention had been to commit suicide. THE CHINESE tell us who we can allow into our country (refer to the dithering submissiveness of our ANC government over the Dalai Lama saga) and tell us to go to hell when we ask for mercy for one of our citizens.
They are here to rape Africa.
The Chinese are robbing us of perlemoen, rhino and ivory, among many other precious resources. Welcome, the New Colonial Masters.