The problem is that it's like the glare in any city.
If everything else is lit up, the unlit disappear.
I kept running against unlit groups spread out blocking the entire road, invisible until I was a few feet away.
When I swerved to avoid one moron, there was another one under the wheel.
They were usually offended that someone else was using the road, and I suppose, lacked infrared vision.
Same thing happens in the real city.
"I can see me, so the car 400 feet away will too"
but at 40 mph against six lanes of headlights and other lighting, a jaywalking imbecile in black clothes is virtually invisible.
This happens routinely at a club right on this busy street.
As I drove by at crazy hour one night, there was a body stretched out on the street with the cops casually waiting for the ambulance.
As the light changed, morons in black, ignoring the body, rushed in front of my car on a green light.
I nearly flattened some of them, right next to an accident scene.
Some people really are that stupid.
And we don't even have that incredibly stupid fiction of safety, pedestrian right of way, to encourage moronity.
We do have many people that will tell you we do.
Laws of physics still have an opinion, even in rhode island.
Second most common last words here -
"I have the right of way."
Still baffles me, every time.
I don't want to walk in front of a car and trust them to stop for me.
Why would anyone?
On the playa, well, bikes hurt too.
Does every idiot on the coast, with a brown jacket and no light, gravitate to the burn by friday night, like self destructive moths?