Some citizens in Hyattsville--typically younger and more agile than me--like to play "chicken" with the traffic at this intersection and also at Hamilton and Ager, across from the Metro Station. One time I arrived at the intersection after a young man. I assumed he had pushed the button for a pedestrian to cross, but he had not. I got confused when he crossed without the pedestrian sign. I started to step into the intersection to cross and was almost mowed down by an 18 bus making a right turn. (I guess his audible warning about making a turn was not working that morning.) I almost lost my life that morning. Crossing streets safely in Hyattsville not be something you need to think twice about, provided you are not distracted by some hand-held device or conversation with a companion. Make the crossing automatic for pedestrians.
Charles Stephen Padgett over 1 year ago