rolled up to a crosswalk today and stopped (i always stop for pedestrians, its about the only traffic law i have no problem with) to let a guy cross. nearly got rear ended in the process. as he walked by, i noticed he had a "secret service" earpiece in. now i had just gone by two cops sitting in a parking lot. put two and two together, and figured they are finally cracking down on people blowing thru crosswalks.
sure enough, front page of the sun, crackdown on crosswalks. i am all for it, because this is IMHO way more serious than speeding.
this is not a warning to watch out for the traps, its a reminder that pedestrians have the right of way over a car at any crosswalk. in fact, cars have the least amount of rights on the road!