“Petextrian”-Propaganda From Auto Industry Just Like Jaywalking

“Back in the 20th century the auto industry criminalized the act of walking by inventing the idea of “jaywalking,” so in this sense the concept of the “Petextrian” is basically “Jaywalker 2.0.”  Yes, pity the poor innocent motorist, responsible to a fault yet beset on all sides by hapless bipeds:

That’s funny, because I’m often startled by how oblivious the driver of a 4,000-pound vehicle can be when they’re bearing down on me as I’m crossing the street or riding my bicycle.”


This article from Transalt is linked to this one we posted today:

If You Build It They Will Come

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