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A reminder to Wellingtonians: don’t step out on the road when a car has the right of way.

This morning: a woman crossing Cambridge Terrace from Courtenay Place stepped out while we had green lights. I had to brake suddenly and swerve slightly into the next lane to avoid hitting her. Thank goodness the reactions of the driver to the right of me were good, too.

We both managed to stop, as did the driver in a BMW behind me who was tailgating.

Jack Yan (甄爵恩) @jackyan

This depended on the luck and reflexes of three motorists. Had the circumstances been slightly different, it would have been a three-car smash, caused by one person in dreamland as she walked.

The trouble is, this shouldn’t depend on luck.

Just keep your eyes open, please!

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