Why do some drivers flash their hazard lights when seeing a pedestrian?
May 12, 2008 4:50 PM Subscribe
What's up with drivers turning on their hazard lights when stopping for a pedestrian?
posted by ORthey to travel & transportation (25 answers total)
I'd never seen it before very recently, but now I've seen it twice in a few weeks - a car pulling up to the intersection I was about to cross putting on its hazard lights to (presumably) let me know they saw me, or perhaps to tell the driver behind they were stopping (or both). Is this common practice in certain places? These have both happened in Berkeley, California. Does anyone do this regularly? I was not taught this in driver's ed.