Cars commonly stop in the pedestrian crosswalk rather than before the white line.
Pedestrians are forced to wait for a long time before a break in traffic occurs. Once found, they have to make a run for it.
When there is a “no right turn on red” sign lit, cars still turn even if pedestrians have the right away.
It may seem easy to get across the street when traffic is at a stand still, but don’t be fooled. Drivers inch up towards the other cars in front of them, causing a chain reaction of moving cars.
Some areas completely lack a pedestrian crosswalk where they are necessary.
Images by Sharon Bensing.
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