But where I live in Guelph is located by like 4 or 5 schools, its outrageous how many students walk around at lunch time or after school... and the street i live on is pretty busy, so naturally there's a stop-light-crosswalk in order to help them safely cross the road. And I watch people "use" it all the time.
Pretty great! Right? Yes... BUT here is where my pet peeve come in.
I don't mind when people press the button to cross the road, wait until the lights turn red for the cars, and then cross the road. No one really minds waiting for students to cross the road.
Like 1 - jaywalking is ILLEGAL.
and 2 - if you are going to jaywalk, do what I do and DON'T press a button that makes cars stop. Just like wait on the side of the road and then go when theres an opening.
Moral of the story, if you press the button, you better friggen commit and wait to cross when the little hand turns into a little walking man. It might take like 20 more seconds than if you jaywalked when you had the opportunity. but you are committed. like. come on!!!!!!!