The Campaign For DA

7.13.2012

Lady Yields The Hard Way To Bumper Of Squad Car




Ouch. But not near as bad as the motorcyclist run down by the Austin cop later in the video.

At the very end of the video, the station reports on the very ironic program going on in Austin to catch vehicles not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Yep, just cops in plain clothes walking back and forth across the street waiting for someone not to yield.

I'll be honest, I'm not really sure I fully understood this crosswalk law. A few blocks from our house is one which is not at an intersection controlled by traffic lights. Just white stripes going across a road where motorists wouldn't otherwise ever have to come to a stop. Mrs. LL and I walked up to it one day and she just starts walking through it although there was a car coming a couple of hundred yards away.  I told her to wait. She told me I was crazy because the car had to yield. And I'll be dang, the car came to a slow stop just like a red traffic light had suddenly appeared. I still think that's a good way to get killed.

Kind of what I'm talking about