Greta walks a mile to work every day. I work at home, so I don’t walk around town much. I’m much more likely to be driving down the street where we live than walking on it.
Does this affect our attitude towards pedestrians when we drive? Greta and I have also both noticed that there are certain situations where drivers seem more likely to stop for pedestrians than others. Is it a universal rule? Or are our own observations biased by our personal experience?
This week’s study may give us a way to find out. I’ve taken several photos of a pedestrian at/approaching a crosswalk. Your job is to imagine you’re driving a car and describe how you would react in each situation. Be honest! If you have your own theory about when drivers will and will not respond, be sure to let us know about it in the comments.
The study has about 20 questions; it should take about 3-5 minutes to complete. You have until Thursday, December 4 to respond. There is no limit on the number of responses.
Don’t forget to return next week for the results!