Driver Prevents A Jaywalker From Crossing The Road
An interesting video has emerged featuring a clever driver trying to talk some sense into a jaywalker trying to cross the street in a non-designated space. In this video, filmed on May 30, 2018, in Ivanovo, Russia, a car is seen trolling a jaywalker woman by continuously obstructing her way.
In Russia, it having a dash-cam installed in your car is a mandatory car registration requirement. The dash cam’s initial purpose is to ensure you in case of traffic accidents or when some unlucky person decides to blame you for running them over. People have had their minds taken off the guilt of ruining someone's life or the idea of a life with the footage their camera captured. In this video, we can see a driver resolute to teach a young woman attempting to cross the road som manners and traffic regulations. The car is shown moving front and back, blocking the rout of the jaywalker. In the end, she learned her lesson and got back to the spot designated for pedestrians.
Jaywalking happens when a passerby strolls in or crosses a roadway wrongfully. The term started with ‘jay-drivers’, individuals who drove horse-drawn carriages and autos on the wrong side of the street. The expression "jaywalking" is utilized to a great extent in the United States where rules appropriate to walkers are less tolerant than in the United Kingdom for example.
Many people have been threatened with jail and reportedly issued with a fine over alleged jaywalking for posing a treat. Footage shows a nonchalant woman trying to cross the street in front of a car waiting in a line, for which the driver decides to mock her jaywalking and deliberately obstructs her way. Watch as the driver follows woman’s every step and moves its vehicle in the same direction she tries to illegally cross the street. After several attempts to go around the vehicle, the woman gives up and returns to the sidewalk, visibly upset by her failed attempt. Hilarious!
Reckless pedestrians need to be aware of the consequences that might arise from the dangerous issue of jaywalking. We all need to be careful and watch where we’re crossing the street because a little might present in high traffic areas.
If you've ever crossed the street outside of a crosswalk and felt bad about it, you might have the Queen City to thank. Well, at least in part. It might surprise some today that the term "jaywalking" actually developed from the term "jay driver" because back in the 1920s - when automobiles were still somewhat an oddity - it was a term often used to describe a motorist who struck a pedestrian crossing the street.
"Jay" was a term used to describe someone as "not in the know." Being the heavily car-reliant city it is today, it might also surprise some that Cincinnati was the first U.S. city to try to protect pedestrians on the street. In the early 1920s, the city attempted to pass a law that would have required automobiles to be outfitted with a device that would shut off the engine if it reached a speed greater than 25 miles per hour.
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