Thoughts about life and stuff

Q: Cars vs pedestrians, who has right of way?

A: I’ve noticed more and more that people of all ages and cultures are walking into roads in front of oncoming moving vehicles. The assumption is that the cars will stop, and apparently they do because these people are still alive. At the same time I can’t help but think that these people are playing with their lives for no good reason. I was taught that sidewalks are for people and roads are for cars and that if you need to cross a road you wait for a gap large enough that you can cross safely even if something goes wrong.

South African drivers are generally bad at driving so trusting them with your life is stupid in my opinion. Having right of way is useless if you’re dead.

Sean van der Merwe
Coordinator of UFS Statistical Consultation Unit