Many Intersections in Allegheny County Said To be Dangerous For Pedestrians

“In these areas you have to keep your head on a swivel”

The Mike Pintek Show
July 31, 2018 - 3:11 pm
People Walking Through Intersection

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oakland and the South Side have intersections that are among the most dangerous in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. 

Ellis Cannon, filling in for Mike Pintek referenced this article which sparked conversation with his listeners about other dangerous intersections in the city and county and why they are dangerous.

Ellis Cannon said, “I think the same “rules” for pedestrians apply to drivers.”

“When I am approaching an intersection, I count thousand-one, thousand-two and then go if I am the first car.  You can’t assume that the pedestrian is going to stop or even look up and pedestrians need to start thinking the same way and realize the car my not see you and may not stop.”

Cannon added, “I was in New York City with my family about a month ago and if you think it’s crazy in Pittsburgh, New York is insane, I can’t even describe to you what is considered mundane.”

A listener from the South Hills added, “A lot of these accidents have to do with the fact that everyone has been taught that pedestrians have the right of way, you don’t even look, and you just walk and expect the car going 30-40 miles per hour to stop.  It doesn’t always work that way, you have to look.”

Another listener said, “Anywhere from the Veteran’s Bridge down to First Street is a travesty.”

What, if any, intersections are dangerous near you? 

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