#Civility #SoloMotivation

When you pick the right side.

This is the ninth in a series of posts reflec­ting on the gene­ral decline of civi­li­ty. These posts should be read in order of publi­ca­tion. Star­ting with num­ber six, for example, would make no sense to the rea­der. Hap­py reading!

The right side of the road, but also the right side of things! We were saying that unless someone is in an emp­ty place where it would never even cross their mind to plan a route that takes more than just them­selves into consi­de­ra­tion, we could say that this per­son, when then in an orga­ni­zed crowd, should take time to observe, ana­lyze and copy other people’s behaviors.

Even in the worst contexts, an orga­ni­za­tion takes place as shown in this video.

Our High­way Code brings an inter­es­ting aspect to all of this. Although it makes sense, for­ma­li­zing it seems to be a good thing. Note the second point which under­lines the delight­ful sim­pli­ci­ty of this short col­lec­tion which is never­the­less most­ly igno­red by my fel­low citizens.

Accor­ding to the High­way Code, pedes­trians must:

  • use the side­walk bor­de­ring the road­way. If there is no side­walk, pedes­trians can walk along the side of the road­way or on the shoul­der, against traf­fic. Howe­ver, they may walk with the flow of traf­fic if that option is safer (for example, if the road is bet­ter lit or the shoul­der is wider)
  • cross at inter­sec­tions and pedes­trian cross­walks. Pedes­trians should check traf­fic before cros­sing by first loo­king left, then right, then left again and behind themselves
  • obey the pedes­trian lights at inter­sec­tions. If there are no pedes­trian lights, pedes­trians must obey traf­fic lights

Accor­ding to the High­way Code, pedes­trians must not:

  • cross an inter­sec­tion dia­go­nal­ly, unless autho­ri­zed to do so by a peace offi­cer, school cros­sing guard or a sign or signal
  • hit­ch­hike on the road­way or in an area where pas­sing is prohibited
  • walk on high­ways or access ramps

So we can say that if a side­walk exists, it must be used. If there is no side­walk, it is safer to walk in the oppo­site direc­tion of traf­fic. It is these simple ele­ments that cause our faith in huma­ni­ty to slow­ly crumble when we wit­ness their non-adhe­rence. Eve­ry day that I go out for a walk, I am remin­ded a lit­tle bit of how optio­nal com­mon sense is.

To be continued…


I’m Dan­ny (aka Coa­ch­Dan­ny). I have a pas­sion: humans. Come with me and take this minute eve­ry day to explore what’s going on today and why is it tren­ding. Click here to get your dai­ly thought right on time for break­fast.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com

Trans­la­tion by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/

Last Upda­ted on May 25, 2021 by Coach Dan­ny

Coach Danny

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