Safety Doesn’t Mean Pedestrian-Shaming

A safety campaign by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board calls attention to the risks of dangerous driving, but sometimes it puts the blame in the wrong place, implying that pedestrians must wear special reflective clothing if they don’t want to be killed while walking:

Be street smart campaignOn Twitter, DC resident Colin Browne pointed out the wrong-headedness of focusing on pedestrian behavior when cars hit pedestrians:

Colin Browne Street Smart correctionThanks, Colin! We agree.