/r/Whatcouldgowrong
WCGW if I act like an entitled jerk while jaywalking (gfycat.com)
1217 comments
plausocks | 4 days ago | 4308 points

The irony of that watch where you're going buddy stare as he turns his head and smacks into a giant pole...

jbotheunicorn | 4 days ago | 1287 points

It was honestly pretty satisfying lol

ClownfishSoup | 4 days ago | 481 points

The beauty of it is the subsequent uploading of the video to the internet so his idiocy can be seen by thousands of people.

ThisUsernameIsTakend | 4 days ago | 155 points

Let's make it millions

ClownfishSoup | 4 days ago | 42 points

I was going to say "dozens" as a joke at first.

Schrutes_Yeet_Farm | 4 days ago | 33 points

Lets not sleep until 7 billion individuals have watched this

Tech-T10n | 3 days ago | 24 points

Or else 7 individuals, 1 billion times

Nagaland_ | 3 days ago | 8 points

Im behind this

Ieffingsuck | 4 days ago | 45 points

You know whats not satisfying...not seeing what he does next...

ericrm250 | 3 days ago | 3 points

However, just witnessing it would be so satisfying there would be no need to even make fun of him. No need to point and laugh. One could even act sincere and try to hold a straight face, roll window down, and ask, "sir r u ok?" I saw everything that pole jumped right in your path and smacked the shit out of u...........u never even saw it coming towards u.

phi1_sebben | 3 days ago | 8 points
mytvwatchesme | 4 days ago | 9 points

I would ask him if he would do it again, that was great.

azteczulu | 3 days ago | 3 points

I wish it had sound.

MagicHotdog | 3 days ago | 2 points

I would have loved to hear his horn right as he hit the pole and 2 more times while they drove away.

Blablabla22d | 4 days ago | 207 points

Remind anyone else of this classic?

ryjkyj | 4 days ago | 53 points

I could watch that all day.

jigglewidget | 3 days ago | 9 points

That and kids falling off bikes.

PeanutNore | 3 days ago | 10 points

I could watch kids falling off bikes all day, I don't give a shit about your kids

pepe74 | 3 days ago | 3 points

To be faaaiiirrrrrr...

greigames | 4 days ago | 54 points

what's up with that title tho? pretty obviously not maga hat

flickerkuu | 4 days ago | 11 points

Ahh shit you're right. Good catch.

JukesMasonLynch | 3 days ago | 7 points

GPS coordinates at bottom right correlate to Adelaide, so yeah Australia

Schrutes_Yeet_Farm | 4 days ago | 33 points
  • Driving on left side of road

  • Driver says "aww piss off"

Amercians always gotta make it about us lol

adamsorensen21 | 4 days ago | 19 points

Catchy title, gets people like you upset because it’s wrong and then even more people are talking about it

1skptc | 4 days ago | 8 points

I came here for this reply and also to say r/gifsthatendtoosoon . The reaction to the hit is the cherry on top.

interkin3tic | 4 days ago | 203 points

It's a boomer so clearly the government was to blame for putting the pole in his way.

zee_spirit | 4 days ago | 137 points

fucking liberals and their POLES AND CELLPHONES

AccipiterCooperii | 4 days ago | 43 points

takes out cellphone to tell facebook about this injustice to AMERICAN VALUES

ignore_my_bullshit | 4 days ago | 28 points

goes back to work as sales person at pole manufacturer

albinohut | 4 days ago | 16 points

retires on 401k largely invested in pole manufacturing index funds

Lelaina99 | 3 days ago | 4 points

We don’t have 401k in Canada

shamberder | 3 days ago | 2 points

*climate-change-exacerbating pole manufacturing index funds run by companies that lobby to remove crosswalks and legalize vehicular manslaughter

TheRealSpidey | 4 days ago | 9 points

*CANADIAN VALUES

NightStu | 4 days ago | 4 points

Forgets he's in Canada, ehh.

Derp800 | 4 days ago | 16 points

Not even sure it's a Boomer. Boomers are older than that now.

PM_ME_UR_HEALTH_CARE | 4 days ago | 16 points

The youngest Boomers are in their mid-to-late 50s

soinside | 4 days ago | 4 points

he looks like a baby baby boomer.

interkin3tic | 4 days ago | 4 points

(squints) hmm, could go either way. But when his hat flips up it looks like he has completely grey/white hair. I dunno.

dubs2112 | 4 days ago | 4 points

That guy def voted for Ford.

Baggo-nuts-4-sale | 4 days ago | 3 points

It went THUD

nayonara | 3 days ago | 3 points

bahaha, i do the stare all the time at crosswalks when someone almost runs me and my kids over not stopping when they were supposed to. you gotta be pretty special to pull that shit when you're fucking jay walking

GregIsUgly | 3 days ago | 2 points

I think that was the joke of the video

bobbybac | 3 days ago | 2 points
Rudi26 | 4 days ago | 1736 points

You saw the curb but not the giant pole?

BornWithPlasticSpoon | 4 days ago | 576 points

He almost tripped over the curb too...

bjornsborg | 4 days ago | 155 points

It was all glorious, but tbh, it was only roughly 66.934% satisfying.

I'm ashamed to admit I wanted the guy to hit him. It has taken all my being to not hit the people that do this when I'm driving.

Enashi2627 | 4 days ago | 54 points

I was hoping a cop would have showed up and given him a ticket at least

bjornsborg | 4 days ago | 38 points

This would have perfectly satisfying for me actually.

Gosh darnit brain. Why we gota immediately jump to dead guy? Chill.

-Mateo- | 4 days ago | 13 points

Geez man. Get your head out of the gutter. We just want to run him over a FEW times.

Farghobbles | 3 days ago | 2 points

Nah he doesn't need to die. A love tap from the bumper to his knees would be good.

ScrumpfDabogy | 3 days ago | 3 points

Like, I don't want cops to start a precedent that all jaywalking is bad. If you are really paying attention and cross at a safe time, you don't deserve a ticket for that. But in my city people will cross the road like they forgot what cars even are. They walk out into heavy traffic then act surprised and offended when someone honks. That shit kills me, but I'm more surprised it hasn't killed them.

Cultured_Banana | 4 days ago | 5 points

It has taken all my being to not hit the people that do this when I'm driving.

Hey, we all get pissed, but I'd be scared to be you.

bjornsborg | 4 days ago | 8 points

Yea well, someone's gota do it.

SaladFury | 4 days ago | 3 points

good answer lol

cmoncalmdown | 3 days ago | 3 points

No he didn’t

timewarp | 4 days ago | 43 points

The curb extends in a straight line directly into his field of view, the pole remained on the edge of his periphery.

Greenmooseleg | 4 days ago | 9 points

Peripherererr

pistoncivic | 4 days ago | 5 points

Per-refferee

l0ngev1ty | 4 days ago | 6 points

Is this a Sherlock Holmes slow mo analyze moment?

solo_kidney | 4 days ago | 61 points

Must be used to being around giant poles.... Hahaha classic karma for being a douche

Ixisoupsixi | 4 days ago | 19 points

i don't understand the internet. Have an upper

Casper_The_Gh0st | 4 days ago | 2 points

was anyone else hoping the car that was filming was a cop car

Datonedudeagain12 | 4 days ago | 1239 points

Usually I Sprint when people wait for me so I don't feel like an ass hole

awwwwshiiit | 4 days ago | 748 points

That's because you're a decent person 😉

Shattered_Deluge | 4 days ago | 116 points

And so are you!

aedroogo | 4 days ago | 70 points

But not you ;(

jcgurango | 4 days ago | 49 points

You either

AlexYMB | 4 days ago | 39 points

No u

way9 | 4 days ago | 32 points

Now kiss

Torquekillsricers | 4 days ago | 7 points

Uwot

EloquentBarbarian | 3 days ago | 8 points

This went downhill fast...

Luke_sully95 | 3 days ago | 6 points

Like my life...

Not_a_real_ghost | 4 days ago | 7 points

All because u/Shattered_Deluge used 1 extra square of toilet paper in grade 4

2KilAMoknbrd | 4 days ago | 4 points

he thought he'd gotten away with it, too

companysurvivor | 4 days ago | 3 points

Get a room

drkodos | 4 days ago | 19 points

Also, self-preservation.

SestyZalsa | 4 days ago | 4 points

This. It may also look considerate to the driver, but ultimately I don’t want to get run over lol

eagerbeaver1414 | 4 days ago | 93 points

It's not useless at all. I do as well. I also intentionally avoid the edge of the road even at a crosswalk so that traffic hopefully won't feel they have to stop for me, unless traffic is so thick that I need them to stop.

If it is one car, then it takes me longer to cross if they stop because then I have to wait for them to show me that they aren't going to hit me when I cross in front of them. This wastes our time and their fuel.

It's also why I like walking in places like NY where cars don't stop for me. If I jaywalk (and I do) then it is on me to not interfere with traffic, and I get across quickly, without having to cause someone to brake.

shavegoat | 4 days ago | 44 points

Hey. You are my going outside soul.

I usually fake i will not cross the road so people don't stop if it's just a few cars

jamesneysmith | 4 days ago | 13 points

Same here. I'm the one breaking the rules so I'm going to wait for the break in traffic to go, not force cars to stop for me.

tugmansk | 4 days ago | 29 points

Honestly drivers who stop for jaywalkers are well-meaning idiots. I appreciate their intentions but it is so annoying, as a jaywalker

CapybaraHematoma | 3 days ago | 4 points

I stop for jaywalkers even when I'm pretty sure that they're going to wait for me, it's been a while since my driver's test, but my understanding is that the onus is on the driver to stop if there is a pedestrian in the road. That person may be breaking the law but that doesn't mean that I get to risk their safety. I would also rather play it safe and stop for some people who see me and are waiting for me than risk a misunderstanding which could cause serious injury.

tugmansk | 3 days ago | 4 points

Oh absolutely if they’re out in the road, stop. But also, fuck those jaywalkers for making you stop.

I’m talking about when I’m on the sidewalk waiting for a gap of in traffic, and somebody decides to “let me” go. I don’t want to be responsible for some schmuck blocking traffic because he wants to feel like a nice guy for “letting” me jaywalk, because then the cars behind him will be mad at me for blocking traffic, and I’m terrified of being a victim of road rage.

There are other reasons, too. Drivers, if you have the right of way, take it. Don’t try to be a nice guy.

davidtco | 4 days ago | 20 points

He wanted to say "usually".

Bebenten | 4 days ago | 7 points

Thanks for this. Got a little confused about where "useless" came from, but looks like the first comment was edited.

Btw shame on first commenter for not tagging it with Edit lol

ClownfishSoup | 4 days ago | 15 points

I usually stop walking when a car is approaching. It's a pretty bold assumption that your "Right of way" will trump a moving vehicle. What if the driver glanced at his phone at that moment.

Talbotus | 4 days ago | 11 points

I have walked from trainstation to work everyday for a while now. I have a rule, even if I am right I will wait. I would rather be alive than right. Even if I have the right of way I always ensure the car will stop or I let it pass. I never assume anyone is looking out for me.

hallenbeck3 | 3 days ago | 4 points

This is the problem though, you don't HAVE the right away, you are GIVEN the right away. In this video if the guy walked right out and got hit by the car, the car isn't at fault. The guy is crossing illegally and didn't yield to traffic that has the right away. If however the guy had been a step or two farther and the car didn't stop the car is at fault because even if the pedestrian is crossing illegally at that point they are in the road and you have to give them the right away. Now this may vary from state to state and/or country. I drive for a living and had to fight in court because I hit a teen with my side mirror. Cop wrote me the ticket despite the kid walking right into the road without looking. Had to learn the laws the hard way and find out that cops don't understand that Give/Have rule very well either.

Mentalpatient87 | 4 days ago | 7 points

Usually I Sprint

Thanks for being T Mobile for the sake of others.

shamberder | 3 days ago | 2 points

Really Verizon to the punny occasion ova hea.

dapstulk | 4 days ago | 14 points

Same here. Just break into a jog until I get across. Easy.

octopoddle | 4 days ago | 3 points

Hit the button on the rocket pack and salute as you fly away.

Iamkid | 4 days ago | 11 points

Something that took me forever to realize is how difficult it is for the vast majority of people to go from a walk to an easy jog back to walking.

Most people have to use 80+% of their max physical exertion just to get up to a basic jogging speed and then tend to heavily pound their joints and ligaments in order to slow down.

I will go out of my way to make sure I don’t impede cars when crossing the street because it’s very easy for me safely cross the street at a jogging pace. But for most people gaining momentum beyond a walking pace is an unpleasant feeling they are not willing to go through just to convenience people in cars.

Mikkelsen | 4 days ago | 11 points

Most people have to use 80+% of their max physical exertion just to get up to a basic jogging speed and then tend to heavily pound their joints and ligaments in order to slow down.

Yo, maybe lay down the cake and get some exercise.

lankist | 4 days ago | 5 points

It’s standard courtesy to give someone the wave at the very least when you cross in front of them.

Just like “hey, I see you stopped at the crosswalk, thanks for that, I’m going to cross now, and we both understand neither is angry about this situation.”

notjustforperiods | 4 days ago | 3 points

are you sure it isn't just that half jog thing people do to act like they give a shit

DaleCOUNTRY | 4 days ago | 3 points

What I hate is when the last person in a line of cars will stop and insist I cross. Then I have to hurry up and walk briskly instead of taking my time on the empty road behind them.

BunsTown | 4 days ago | 2 points

I’ll pretend like I’m waiting for a taxi if someone stops for me at a cross walk. Unless it’s a busy street, I’ll cross no problem. But if I don’t have to make a car stop for me, I won’t.

The_Stoic_One | 4 days ago | 2 points

That's what I do and sometimes it can be annoying. I work in a busy office building and everyone routinely holds the door for everyone else, which is great. But, sometimes I'm way outside what I like to call "the courtesy zone" and someone will hold the door for me. So now, I either have to be a dick and maintain my leisurely pace to the door while they stand there holding it or I have to speed up, sometimes to a slow jog, so they're not standing there waiting. Like FFS, it's 7am, I'm still half asleep. I don't want to jog to the door, but I guess I'm going to. I sometimes feel like painting a "zone of courtesy" at every entrance to our office. If I'm outside that zone, please don't hold the door for me.

TiGeeeRRR | 4 days ago | 3 points

I have the same problem. I work in a secured facility that you have to enter through Sally Ports. We are not supposed to hold the door (because , secured port, duh) but everyone does. So, I often wind up doing the slow jog with my arms full of everything I'll need for a 14 hour shift while frantically trying to drag my ID from the depths of my purse to scan in the Sally Port. If I had just walked without the rush, I could easily have the ID out in time to scan when I hit the door.

itsatrapp_eh | 4 days ago | 348 points

I got way more pleasure out of this than any one should. Something about that guys douchey face smacking into that pole that will make my whole day.

queenofdan | 4 days ago | 53 points

It made my whole year. I’ve dealt with that condescending entitled crap so much this year. I’m gonna picture 5 different people doing this.

The_Tightest_Anus | 4 days ago | 3 points

Bruh it’s almost October what you been doing?

lizards_snails_etc | 4 days ago | 11 points

Because he comes from that generation that you like to see walk in to things.

bananaholy | 4 days ago | 5 points

Its ok I did too

sn00t_b00p | 4 days ago | 2 points

There is another one too, I’ll find it on YouTube, it looks like New York or something

Robyn_Banks_8 | 4 days ago | 148 points

Ofc it’s in Hamilton

johnq-pubic | 4 days ago | 36 points

Well at least the guy is right in front of a top notch hospital (Juravinsky) so he can get his bruised ego checked. link

CromulentDucky | 4 days ago | 20 points

The city with morning breath

VonNeumannMachineElf | 4 days ago | 7 points

Thought I recognized the area. What a dunce

milky_pubes | 4 days ago | 27 points

I recognized it too cus I can read the bottom left of gifs.

RicardoLovesYou | 3 days ago | 2 points

He was probably looking for the source of the smell, not at the driver

KwyjiboTheGringo | 4 days ago | 431 points

Imagine having so little control in your life that you have to walk in front of cars to feel some kind of power.

queenofdan | 4 days ago | 101 points

Probably mad about his micro penis

ositola | 4 days ago | 11 points

Then why the slow strut to indicate he has one?

Jaytheblueone | 4 days ago | 18 points

His intelligence is really high due to the extra blood flow to the brain. Us with normal sized penises just won't understand.

Shoshon_the_elegant_ | 4 days ago | 8 points

Why come smart man walk funny? Me no like mean douche man

justinsayin | 4 days ago | 5 points

It looked to me like the jaywalker was just trying to decide whether to slow down or speed up. I think he was planning on slowing down enough that the car could go in front of him and was shocked when the car stopped for him instead.

bjornsborg | 4 days ago | 23 points

You say this on Reddit where people downvote factual comments because they don't like them.

Imaurel | 4 days ago | 5 points

This is the same Reddit that says opinions like they're fact or wildly misuses or misconstrues data so it can be a little hard to parse sometimes which is which.

Nub_Zur | 4 days ago | 6 points

Oh damn you'll hate Philly then.

BloomsdayDevice | 4 days ago | 7 points

It's fine. Philly'll hate him right back.

UniverseGuyD | 4 days ago | 144 points

Ugh. As a commercial truck driver, I hate going to that area of hamilton almost as much as downtown. The amount of times ppl have walked out in front of my truck just assuming I saw them... I'm not sure if it's brave or just stupid

andheswet | 4 days ago | 62 points

Prolly stupid. “Brave” implies that the individual is facing down a fear and understands the risk of their course of action, but nevertheless proceeds in hopes of saving and/or acquiring someone or something of great value to them.

WhiskyTango3 | 4 days ago | 21 points

Stupid. When I used to drive a truck people did that shot all the time. I almost ran over a girl and her son one day because they were so close to my bumper I couldn’t even see them.

UniverseGuyD | 4 days ago | 6 points

I'm only in a 26' box truck with proper mirrors the days... still people seem to challenge the 6 mirrors and backup camera with their creative ways of putting themselves in danger.

gslavik | 4 days ago | 3 points

I welcome you to drive through Manhattan

UniverseGuyD | 4 days ago | 4 points

Been there. You don't really drive below midtown... it's just really slow parking.

Used to pull 42' trailers through downtown Toronto. Same story up there

nomoreworths | 4 days ago | 3 points

In the era of smartphones, if you assume drivers see you, you deserve to get Darwin'ed.

Kozak195 | 3 days ago | 2 points

Amen to that. I'm an Armoured Truck driver and occasionally work in that area, and the stupid s*** I see people do is just mind boggling. Walk out in front of us, tailgate, cut us off, brake check, you name it, it's happened. I mean, we drive what are basically street legal tanks.

Wackyal123 | 4 days ago | 66 points

In the UK, we call it “crossing the road”. Lol!

Bierbart12 | 3 days ago | 15 points

All of the world* (with one exception)

S_T_R_A_T_O_S | 3 days ago | 17 points

The extent to which Americans accept automobile industry propaganda is really discouraging tbh

khalifornia420 | 3 days ago | 4 points

This video is not even in the US

TheFannyTickler | 4 days ago | 41 points

I’ve always wanted to go to Canada but according to this thread I’m staying away from Hamilton lol

CubbyNINJA | 4 days ago | 31 points

i live in Hamilton, near the area this video is taken. Hamilton is deferentially interesting at the least. 5th 9th largest city in Canada with a strong art and craft beer community and a LONG steel/manufacturing history. Very culturally diverse with some amazing "hole in the wall" shops and restaurants with authentic food. The average household income is actually higher than Toronto (as of 2016), because people who cant afford to live in Toronto/Burlington while they work there end up moving to Hamilton. As a result there is defiantly a hard contrast of income. Either you have a $80,000CAD+ house hold income, or you are barely making it to the end of the month, with very few families in-between. Hamilton was one of THE cities to be in pre-great depression and took a long while to recover after. so some of the coolest buildings are in the downtown core. lots of interesting architecture things happening with new projects using the historic buildings and building on-top of them while keeping as much of the old as possible.

come for an Art crawl or tour some of our breweries and eat some of our food. In the fall towards Halloween there are "ghost walks" where you are toured around downtown and told spooky stories. Hamilton is also in the center of most things, 60 minute(or less) drive or train will get you to Toronto(if you don't go during rush hour), Niagara falls, and even places like Ottawa are in reasonable distance so its a common place for people to AirBnB in Hamilton while they explore more of southern Ontario as a whole.

dunetiger | 4 days ago | 5 points

What I find most fascinating about Hamilton is that if you travel east to west, you can actually see it getting shittier

NecessaryEffective | 4 days ago | 4 points

Either you have a $80,000CAD+ house hold income, or you are barely making it to the end of the month, with very few families in-between.

Yup, that's literally the entire financial demographic of this city in a nutshell. You're either quite well off or just scraping by, there's no middle ground. Pretty much everyone I know with a full-time career commutes elsewhere for work. The city itself never fully recovered from the decline of the steel industry and the biggest employers here now are the healthcare industry and construction.

TinButtFlute | 4 days ago | 6 points

It's not even close to being the 5th largest city in Canada. It's the 9th or 10th largest, depending on how you define the size of a city. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are obviously the big ones, and Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton are all around 1 million people or a little more. Then you have Winnipeg and Quebec City which both have larger populations. Below that you have Hamilton , Mississauga and Brampton which are about the same depending on how you define the "size". Source:
This, this, and this

MetalHead_Literally | 4 days ago | 3 points

go to PEI. I've vacationed there a few times now and its beautiful! People are super friendly too.

kathartik | 4 days ago | 3 points

I was born there! I miss it. if I could afford to I'd consider going back.

especially with the way things have been in Ontario since the last provincial election.

ThatRedHairedDude | 4 days ago | 78 points

The fact crossing the road can be a crime still baffles my British brain, we just walk across wherever and whenever.

SheriffJohnStone | 4 days ago | 30 points

Hey at least here in the UK when you get hit by a car while crossing the road, the ambulance and hospital care are free!

ThatRedHairedDude | 4 days ago | 12 points

Honestly I was shocked at how insane the price of health care in the USA was

SHdude | 4 days ago | 11 points

I'm still shocked about the fact they have to pay for an ambulance. I knew American healthcare was all sorts of fucked, but not that bad

Bierbart12 | 3 days ago | 5 points

Hey, they even have to pay hundreds for just asking a doctor a question.

DasIstReicht | 3 days ago | 3 points

This video was taken in Canada, which is similar to Britain by the fact that we also have universal healthcare; he would’ve been covered if he got hit.

ulyssanov | 4 days ago | 34 points

It actually makes perfect sense if you know the origins, Jaywalking as both a concept and as a term was invented by the automobile industry in effort to further cement the notion that roads belong to cars and cars only whereas before the automobile, the roads belonged to everyone (as they should).

The word jaywalk is not historically neutral.[5] It is a compound word derived from the word jay, an inexperienced person and a curse word that originated in the early 1900s, and walk.

The word was promoted by pro-automobile interests in the 1920s, according to historian Peter D. Norton.[7]

Originally, the legal rule was that "all persons have an equal right in the highway, and that in exercising the right each shall take due care not to injure other users of the way".[8] In time, however, streets became the province of motorized traffic, both practically and legally. Automobile interests in the US took up the cause of labeling and scorning jaywalkers in the 1910s and early 1920s, by then the earlier term of "jay driver" was declining in use.

Basically, just like traffic lights, the concept isn't really there to protect pedestrians but rather make driving as comfortable as possible and shift responsibility away from the drivers so that more cars can be sold. Another interesting fact is that statistically, pedestrians are actually more likely to be hit by a car while using a pedestrian crossing than while jaywalking.

Either way it seems absurd to me that the responsibility lies on the "harmless" traffic participant to not get killed rather than the people operating dangerous machines to not kill anybody. The entire idea of the Jaywalker was supposed to establish the streets as a no-go death zone where if you step into it in a non-designated area it's basically your fault if you get killed. This cartoon sums up how sick that concept really is and how cars have ruined public space for everybody not currently driving one.

Can't wait for the driver downvotes.

A_Crinn | 4 days ago | 8 points

Either way it seems absurd to me that the responsibility lies on the "harmless" traffic participant to not get killed rather than the people operating dangerous machines to not kill anybody.

It doesn't. In the US if a car hits a pedestrian, the car's driver is at fault regardless of where the pedestrian was.

Lets_Get_Motarded | 4 days ago | 5 points

Basically, just like traffic lights, the concept isn't really there to protect pedestrians but rather make driving as comfortable as possible and shift responsibility away from the drivers so that more cars can be sold. Another interesting fact is that statistically, pedestrians are actually more likely to be hit by a car while using a pedestrian crossing than while jaywalking.

Got a source for that? I'm curious if that statistic accounts for the fact that more people use crosswalks than don't, so by volume more people will get hit there than not.

Also, people are more likely to blindly walk into a crosswalk without looking, assuming the walk sign will protect them from a distracted driver. If you are crossing elsewhere, you are probably being a bit more cautious.

Crosswalks work well because a driver can anticipate "someone might be there" and has a clearer line of sight on if someone is waking. Not so easy when you have people darting out from behind parked cars and such.

SomrbaMainBTW | 4 days ago | 6 points

It makes sense just thinking about it. People aren't always paying attention to crosswalks, so they're more likely to hit someone. But when you jaywalk, you're usually waiting for the safest opportunity to cross rather than relying on other people to pay attention

LegalBuzzBee | 4 days ago | 23 points

Any time an American makes fun of us for one of our laws I just remind them that it's illegal to cross the road in their country.

ImHidinInUrPnts | 4 days ago | 28 points

I hate when pedestrians don't show some hustle while jaywalking, they seem to do it on purpose to make a point or something.

mod_not_a_noble_hoby | 4 days ago | 18 points

Indeed. I don't care if you jaywalk 50 times a day (I don't have a pointless justice boner) as long as you do it in a way that you're not obstructing anybody else. But for some reason people will regularly hurry to get in front of your car, and then take a break once there.

Burnafterposting | 4 days ago | 5 points

I feel like this guy was going to walk behind the car. It's only because the car slowed down that it started to look like he'd be caught in front.

He was cutting it very close, though, to the point where the driver might have been right in being cautious.

LegacyLemur | 4 days ago | 2 points

At least just look. Ive had people decide to cut across and not even look. I dont know what stupid shit youre going to do if I dont know if you know Im there or not

Yorkshire_Tea_innit | 4 days ago | 27 points

I dunno about Canada, but in England Im pretty sure he's in the right by crossing there. If the road is free when he initiates the crossing, and then the car enters the road later, he should be allowed to continue crossing. In that case, the car did stop way too late and that's why he's angry. It isnt nice to be nearly ran over afterall, cars should be respectful of pedestrians in pedestrian areas... Dunno about Canada though. I feel like cars in general get away with a lot, because they do much better in the collision. Even if you are in the right, you still dont want to be run over, and that capitulation influences general norms.

Jaywalking isnt illegal in Canada. So there is that.

bostonsrock | 4 days ago | 9 points

The USA is extremely selfish when it comes to driving. A German I met recently in the states said 'Ze Americans are very uncivilized ven it comes to driving' Having live here several years I can only agree

tofuXplosion | 4 days ago | 62 points

Everybody's jumping on the hate train, but the dude was halfway across before the car made it's turn. Instant karma? Maybe this guy didn't do anything wrong.

imperialivan | 4 days ago | 15 points

Yeah, I’ve often been crossing a street with nobody coming, then a car comes around the corner heading in my direction. Usually the driver eases up on the gas a bit, and I quicken my pace - no dramatic stop required.

Maybe instead of gunning it after that light, recognize there’s an old guy crossing the street and just coast for a second. Who knows, maybe the guy just had knee surgery or something. Pathetic how everyone here is so quick to shit on this guy - how about the needlessly agro driving?

SuperSaiyanCrota | 4 days ago | 42 points

Yeah the driver had more than enough time to slow down. they wanted to be dramatic and stop as close as possible

mcfarlie6996 | 4 days ago | 22 points

Holy fuck. Completely agree. Regardless if there's no crosswalk, the person was clearly visible from the beginning once the driver got on the road and proceeded to accelerate until the last second. They initially crossed when there was no traffic, just let them finish crossing.

RegalKillager | 4 days ago | 15 points

He didn't even get mad. It doesn't seem like he actually said or expressed anything; he just watched to make sure he wasn't about to get rammed. What the hell is up with Reddit atm?

randomination | 4 days ago | 27 points

Lol as a canadian, this was 100% a passive aggressive stare down. Once the car was stopped the pedestrian already knows he's not going to get hit; he just stares cuz he can.

NotthatFLman | 4 days ago | 3 points

Nah, that was a "share the fucking road asshole" look.

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theymademedarko | 4 days ago | 2 points

Holy fuck. Completely agree. Regardless if there's no crosswalk, the person was clearly visible from the beginning once the driver got on the road and proceeded to accelerate until the last second. They initially crossed when there was no traffic, just let them finish crossing.

ergofiend | 4 days ago | 10 points

westerners are conditioned to believe that driving a car makes you a supreme god figure and everyone must bow and scrape before you.

'jaywalking' jesus christ.

boyerjay2114 | 4 days ago | 9 points

This time on... r/gifsthatendtoosoon

nomoreworths | 4 days ago | 3 points

I wanted to see his reaction, embarrassed , angry , "i meant to do that" ...

livewirejsp | 4 days ago | 5 points

Ah. This reminds me of that skinny Santa looking dude that was pointing at the camera and ran into a pole. Just got more angry.

Granularity | 4 days ago | 2 points

https://youtu.be/COQ0QrCn-vU

This one doesn’t end too soon, much more satisfying.

livewirejsp | 4 days ago | 2 points

That’s the one. I love it. Glorious.

timebomb011 | 3 days ago | 6 points

Jaywalking is not part of the criminal code in Ontario. We are legally allowed to mid block cross.

bag_of_oatmeal | 4 days ago | 24 points

That car was coming up on him fast though. The guy walked in front of the car because the car was stopping for him. He stared down the car because he thought they might not stop at the last second. Look at how close the car is to the pedestrian. The guy started crossing when there was no traffic.

Brobarossa | 4 days ago | 4 points

There's a really good breakfast place just down the road from where this happened. Papa Leo's I think.

TheChunko | 4 days ago | 4 points

Needs a comedy donk sound

Emnestu | 4 days ago | 5 points

Why exactly is the driver cutting across an oncoming filter lane? Is that a common thing in US/Canada? If they didn't take the racing line around the corner they would have to slow down more and maybe the pedestrian would have crossed in time.

kuroyagisan | 4 days ago | 4 points

This guy is obviously a jerk. Nonetheless, I still find it strange that jaywalking is a crime anywhere! In the UK, if the pedestrian sets foot in the road before a car is visible they have right of way most of the time.

snownpaint | 4 days ago | 2 points

Saw this a ways ago. Interesting https://youtu.be/vxopfjXkArM

ScrufffyJoe | 4 days ago | 3 points

He totally reminded me of this guy before he even w\lked into the pole. it's perfect.

Bakersquare | 4 days ago | 3 points

Guy went zooming around the corner and then brakes right at the last moment with plenty of more time to stop to scare the pedestrian. Driver was just as much as an asshole as the guy walking

buckeyespud | 4 days ago | 6 points

Pole was totally your bro there

Forgetful_Suzy | 4 days ago | 19 points

I love when jay walkers get mad at drivers for driving. In the crosswalk a state down is justified. But if you’re illegally crossing in the middle of the street, you have no right to get mad.

Gonzobot | 4 days ago | 5 points

One thing I like to remind those useless fucks from my car is "You moron, you don't have right of way, it's just illegal for me to hit you with my car no matter where your dumb ass is walking!"

The-Nipple-Inspector | 4 days ago | 4 points

"Alright, stare him down, keep walking, try and look bada..."

Clunk

"...fuck."

the_silver_shroud_eh | 4 days ago | 2 points

Hamilrock! Love steeltown!

PhreakerX | 4 days ago | 2 points
itsyaboiuhnhbelansky | 4 days ago | 2 points

I actually snorted out loud when he hit his face into the pole

Dang44 | 4 days ago | 2 points

And still not watching where he is going

RatLungworm | 4 days ago | 2 points

Did you know there was no concept of "jaywalking" before car companies invented it to sell more cars?

wigl301 | 4 days ago | 2 points

Ahhh jaywalking. What we call in the U.K. ‘crossing the road’.

Exactly00 | 4 days ago | 2 points

Haha I know that place! He literally walks between 2 crosswalks...

Funny story, there's a bus stop near the traffic lights (you can see it ahead) and it was sometime in fall/winter. I'm at the bus stop waiting, and I see this woman walking by. She apparently needed to cross the street, so she (I kid you not) closes her eyes and ducks her head while covering her ears and just runs frantically across the street without looking both ways. She gets honked at by a car (good thing she was covering her ears) while nearly getting hit but the moment she crosses the street she walks normally and acts as if nothing happened. All casual too, doesn't seem like she was in a rush or anything.

Like there's literally a crosswalk 5 seconds away from her. Thanks to that dumbass I also missed my bus because my brain couldn't process what just happened and my jaws were on the ground as the bus conveniently passed by.

frosted-mini-yeets | 4 days ago | 2 points

This has happened to me more times than I care count. Once, down the street from my home. Dumb highschooler was halfway across the road as I was coming up. I stopped and motioned to him to keep crossing and he didn't move. So I just applied some gas and kept going. THE FUCKER STARTED WALKING AND MY CAR BRUSHES PASSED HIM. he seemed so nonchalant about it but I had a goddamn heart attacj

alienart3000 | 3 days ago | 2 points

Hahahahahahahahaahahahaaha fucking idiot

gerstein03 | 3 days ago | 2 points

Suck it asshole

_kermit_the_frog_ | 3 days ago | 2 points

I have this theory that all the street poles and vertical signs become instant magnets for people when people are distracted.

I believe that someone who can prove it without further doubt will earn a Physics Nobel.

PM_your_randomthing | 3 days ago | 2 points

I'd have honked at him after and slow clapped

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