Can't Walk Fast Enough for the Signal

DriveSmartBC LogoNo matter how quickly I start to cross once the walk light comes on or how fast I walk, I can make it only halfway across and by then the orange flashing hand has appeared. Drivers proceed even though I am still in the crosswalk trying desperately to make it safely to the other side. Many of them are also convinced they have a right to make the left turn even though I am still in the crosswalk.

This person also observes that it's impossible to keep eye contact with drivers and asks the question "Do we pedestrians have a right to safe passage, or is it a free-for-all?"

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