Don't assume that because you're in a crosswalk that you're safe. You're not!!!!
While Marash Boy was standing in a crosswalk waiting to cross the street today, an automobile backing up hit him on the side of his knee. Practical man that he is, because he could still walk, he kept walking.
Those of us who live in Newton will recall that a pedestrian crossing within a crosswalk on a side street in Newtonville Square was struck and killed by an automobile several years ago.
Perusing the internet, Marash Girl found mention of a book about the sociology of driving entitled Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) in which the author, Tom Vanderbilt, assures us that more people are killed in crosswalks crossing legally than jaywalking!
So for the second time in this blog, Marash Girl is asking her readers to be careful when crossing streets, especially if you are crossing in a crosswalk!!!!