one of my coworkers was an SS after work the other day -
I'm driving away and she's walking towards the parking lot. Her route goes right in front of me - she makes eye contact with me and walks out in front of me - I had to slam on the breaks to keep from hitting her
Who does that?
Maybe the eye contact was to make sure you saw her before she crossed in front of your car. Are you in a "pedestrians in crosswalk have right of way" area? She may have thought she was doing the right thing *shrug*
I have a hard time seeing a plan that relies on "Surely they'll slam on the brakes before killing me" as the right thing. And yet I encounter people who think it's a great idea all the time.
A friend of mine was telling one of her cw's how dangerous it is to just walk out in front of cars as they usually weigh a lot and cannot always stops on a dime. She has seen her several times just dart of in front of cars in their work parking lot and nearly get creamed.
CW: Well, pedestrians have the right of way. Cars HAVE to stop.
Friend: CW, cars can't always stop that quickly. You've complained about almost being hit twice this week. The safest thing is for you to stop and wait for them to pass.
CW: I HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
Friend: You can be right or you can be dead, your choice.