I am thinking that somebody is giving the Waikiki tourists the wrong information. They seem to think the streets are for standing in and walking down the middle of. I am certain somebody has told them it is illegal to run over them. I am not so certain that they comprehend that illegal doesn’t mean impossible. Somebody needs to clue them in.
Yesterday I stopped and waited even though I had the right away and there was no crosswalk in sight. I waited because I knew the guy striding purposely toward the curb was about to step off said curb and into traffic directly in front of my car. There was a bus parked to my right and the guy behind me could not see the sidewalk. All he could see was me stopped in the middle of the street for no apparent reason. He shot out and around me, then slammed on his breaks, putting his car on its front bumper and missing the jaywalker by a mere millimeter –yet the kid didn’t even look up from text messaging. I don’t think he had any clue how close he came to being road jam.
Just another day in Wackiki.