so yesterday night my fiance and I were driving to the store (I'm seriously thinking I"m going to start running these occaisional errands with my bike) and we approach an intersection, where we have the light, and have had it for as long as the light was visible.
there are 3 kids, one on foot, one with a bmx and a third one (I didn't catch if he was on a bike or not, his presence didn't matter much in what happens. he was the smart one who waited for the light) as we approach the intersection, the one on foot darts across to the middle (2 lanes each way + one turning lane in the middle) my fiance's driving and we're in the left lane. all of a sudden the bmxer runs dragging his bike along in an attempt to cross the street. he gets between the left and right lane, stops for a second and tries to run acros the left lane right in front of us. My fiance managed to slow down and honk while he then backed up to between the left and right lanes. somehow nobody was hurt, but it just about scared the crap out of us!
since when was it ok to even think of crossing a 5 lane road as a pedestrian when the cross traffic has a green light? (this is a 45mph zone where most drivers are doing more like 10 over that)