"Don't walk in the street, you'll get hit by a car."
That being said, why is there an influx of people who do their morning walk/jog/run regimes NEXT to the sidewalk? (Inferring, of course, that they're walking in the street.) Why? Is it really that much of an inconvenience to step off of a curb when you get to the end of the block? I just don't understand... I sure as hell don't want to be caught playing a game of chicken with a car going 40mph.
I wonder how that would play out in court?
"Well, Judge, I was hit by a car on my morning walk."
"That's unfortunate, how did it happen?"
"I was just walking in the street, then out of nowhere this car came and struck me down."
"Why were you walking in the street, and not on the sidewalk where pedestrians belong?"
"No, next time you stay on the sidewalk and hope that you don't ever let me catch you walking in the street. Case dismissed."
If there's anybody out there who does this, please educate me on this matter, 'cause I'd seriously like to see what the thought process is behind this.