Why did the jogger cross the street?
Original post made by Early runner, Pleasanton Valley, on Mar 26, 2013
To those motorists that have been inconveniently stopped by traffic lights turning red to let a pedestrian or runner cross the street (say Hopyard Road) early in the morning when there are no other cars around (and who may have expressed their frustration with their horns), I would like to say: yes, I agree, this seems ridiculous, however be aware the Pleasanton police has been known to stop runners and issue warnings if they didn't do it. You see, if a car is damaged after hitting a pedestrian crossing the street while the light is green for traffic, said pedestrian (or its remains) could be liable for any damages to said car (or truck). And by the way, be also aware, that around the same spot, police cars are often lurking to watch said pedestrian performing its odious act of not stopping the early morning "traffic". (based on a true story)