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Driving in Downtown Portland is a daily battle. Pedestrians frequently walk against the lights, or just bypass the crosswalks altogether and cut out from between cars. Byclists are even worse. They're right in thinking they have the power to make be stop, as I'm certainly not going to willfully run them over. But what happens when the fools run out of luck, and they proudly strut out into traffic while I'm changing the radio station, or trying to keep an eye on some other potential hazard?
Outside of Portland the problem is less with pedestrians and more with the drivers, so I always tell my children to make sure the driver really sees them and is actually stopping. And above all, to keep a sharp eye on drivers stopped and turning right at a red light or stop sign.
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