Pedestrian Self Defense against Cars!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: Self-defense
25 Sep 2011

6 Responses to “Pedestrian Self Defense against Cars!”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    I was studying surgery in France at the time and my girlfriend from home (although she had dual French citizenship) was visiting me. We went to cross the street and I said, “Be careful!” To which she replied, “Don’t worry, they’ll stop!” To which I said, “That’s what I’ll write on your tombstone!”

    No question, cars are on the top of the food chain! Thanks for the good practical advice on how to stay alive in the asphalt jungle, John!

  2. Maricel Smith Says:

    Its really better to be safe than being sorry. I watched all the video here. I think your practical advice is one of the best thing to do.
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  3. Matt Klein Says:

    Very traumatic experience for that little girl in the video, who despite the circumstances, handled it very maturely.

    Have always learned to look first, whether in a car, or walking. Just today, damn bus went through the light a good two seconds after the pedestrian light said go.

    Head up, headphones off, always be aware of your surroundings. You never know what will hit you, a right cross from a crim or a bus.
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  4. TheMartialARtsReporter Says:

    It’s a mad, mad world out there!
    Your informative post just reaffirmed my general approach of being alert at all times when stepping outside of home.
    No matter when and where.
    John, thanks for the post and stay safe out there!

  5. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr. J!

    Sounds like you wanted to keep the girlfriend for a while. Sage advice always.


    “better safe than sorry” is advice I still use today.


    Yep you never know what the other guys is going to do. Yesterday I had to slowdown and lay on the horn for a driver that came into my lang (rather than slow down) and the tailgater behind me almost got to meet me. :(

    Hey Tiger!

    Sage advice sensi and timeless.

  6. MMA in London Says:

    Accidents happen from the time we don’t expected most.

    For the drivers; Please be defensive driving. To rush to much… Don’t act too late. Follow the street rules.

    For the pedestrian; If you’re on the busy or narrow streets always remember the children song “Beep beep the small jeep came running down the street. Stop. Look. And listen. Stop. Look. And listen.” Anticipate what may happened.