However, there is one thing that pedestrians can do in SF to minimize the risk of being hit by a car when crossing the street lawfully - they should not be so confident that the cars that are approaching the intersection they are crossing will necessarily stop for the upcoming traffic stop or traffic light. As a pedestrian, you should still look at the car, try to make some kind of eye contact with the driver and make sure that it appears that the car is about to stop before you proceed to cross the street. More and more drivers drive tired and distracted by texting and listening to music or books on their headphones. You simply cannot blindly trust that any driver will stop when they should.
Pedestrian accident injuries results in some of the most serious and debilitating head injuries in San Francisco. Do your part to minimize the risk of being hit by a car when you cross the street, especially at night, or when it's foggy or raining on on weekend evenings, and quite a few people drive while intoxicated.