But aren't there any strategies that can assure enough time for crossing these streets?
NO! Although a few strategies have been developed and used over the years, none of these have been verified as reliable.
In fact, a few have been shown to be unreliable, and they could actually increase the risk of crossing.
One of these unreliable strategies is:
- crossing with a car that is at a stop sign on the parallel street (as shown in the photo to the right)
- does not assure enough clearance time to cross, nor does it provide any "buffer;"
- can make it difficult for drivers to see you;
- can make it more difficult or impossible to hear the traffic on the street being crossed.
If you want to read more about this strategy and experiments that indicate that it is unreliable, you can click here (this takes you outside of the Self-Study Guide).