In the month of January, I happened to be at three different corners here in San Luis Obispo and witnessed three different fire engines with their sirens and lights flashing. At each intersection, the engines were literally stopped, waiting for vehicles to stop so they could proceed to the emergency.
After watching these incidents, I will no longer complain about vehicles not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, when vehicles cut us off at corners, or when they turn in front of us at driveways when we’re on sidewalks.
Double thanks go to drivers who do stop and wait for us as we cross the crosswalks. I always thought, when pedestrians are in the crosswalk and the sign says “walk,” that vehicles are supposed to stop. Do pedestrians and emergency vehicles have right-of-way only in other towns, and not in San Luis Obispo?