Pedestrian arrested for walking on street (video).Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:48pm188.8.131.52Apparently the sidewalk was closed for construction, so the pedestrian walked on the side of the street and a cop stopped him.
Before we had cars, it used to be legal to walk on all roads. Now that we have cars, pedestrians are confined to sidewalks.
Some people think the cop was being racist. I think it's an example of a car based culture where drivers have more rights than walkers.
- So, is the officer lying? Or is the poster lying? Sprout, Tue Oct 18 6:23amWhat direction was he walking? As recall from my pedestrian days, a pedestrian is REQUIRED to walk facing traffic, while a cyclist is required to ride WITH traffic. So, which was he doing? Do you... more
- Can't answer your questions. I wish the video started sooner Ken C, Tue Oct 18 10:32amIf someone is walking on the sidewalk, they can go either direction and don't need to face traffic. If someone is walking on the sidewalk and comes to an obstruction, I don't know what the law says... more
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