I love when people wear dark colored clothing at night and just assume everyone in the world can see them. The worst is when its raining and the road just reflects lights everywhere. Also these pedestrians crosswalks that have little to no markings yet people just walk across and not look both ways assuming cars are going to stop for them. I swear some people are trying to get hit.
You are right.
At the time, for me, I was wearing my reflective cycling rainjacket. Arms at my side, not waving ceaselessly, maybe that was my problem on that day, I swear those 2 were high or hammered. Key point I thought I had on my side: stop sign.
Not saying you were refencing my story, just saying.
To add to what you are saying, I live in Victoria, and crosswalks here are constantly littered with nighttime jaywalkers. Is that a juxtaposition? crap no. Anytime I, as a pedestrian, look both ways and bolt into oncoming traffic, a poorly lit crosswalk isn't going to define my wishes for a long and healthy life. So I choose to WAVE until cars slow their approach.
The number of times I have jacked my brakes to avoid running over a jackass can be counted on one hand, but anything over zero is too many.
I also have no accidents to my name, don't speed (in the city), and consider myself an aware and conscientious driver. Blind, wishful, hopefull, and faithfull meandering across the street will result in people getting hurt. I know you're mildly joking by saying that people are looking to get hit, I seriously believe it stems from a sense of entitlement. I'll be damned if I know where it comes from. But that kind of arrogance results in the careless stroller/strollers hurt, or dead, and the driver shamed, and legally reprimanded. I chose not to say guilty on purpose.
Wow, talk about a tangent.