There is something I need to get off my chest and this is turning into a pet peeve of mine. Everyone is familiar with the sentence pedestrians have the right away. But has anyone ever stop to think that this sentence can be protected for only so far? What about safety first because a pedestrian is the cause of the accident? Here's why I'm asking. The other night I was coming home in an 80 km/h zone so I'm going at a pretty good clip. It's dark out this guy is walking across from the other side of the road. He's wearing black and yellow and looks more like a shadow and I don't have time to come to a full stop due to my speed. The guy suddenly bolts out in front of me and I have less then ten seconds to make a decision. Instead of hitting him, I pull the car onto the opposite side of the road and fish tail because I panickd and hit the breaks a little. I suddenly felt calm and pulled my foot off the break and fought to bring the car out of the fish tail. So here's why I'm asking when does one draw the line? Seriously who made up this rule that it's always the drivers fault? It should be safety first and what ever happened to common sense? You just don't run out in front of a speeding car. Period. The man would've been the cause of the accident if I hit him. If there was someone coming the otherway I would've had a head on collision and there's no telling if I would've survived or not or if the other driver would've survived. As it were I did come close to putting myself in the ditch. I think at this point it should be who ever caused the accident and not always be pinned on the driver because it's not always their fault. People don't realize that drivers don't always see them at night because one it's dark out, two no reflectors? No way of knowing you're there bcause you look like a moving shadow. And just because you have a reflector on doesn't always mean you have the right away. Don't assume the driver will see you and stop. What if the car is going at a speed where they can't stop in time when they do see you? If you're walking inbetween two cars, the driver is not going to see you walking between the cars while driving by. There has to be a new line drawn. A driver should be protected when it comes to pedestarians who don't think and do something that causes the accident.