I am sitting here watching the Today Show in disbelief. This guy gets off the bus, crosses behind the bus and does not look for oncoming traffic and gets plowed by an oncoming car traveling in the same direction as the bus. As tragic as that is, the part that has me baffled is the man's lawyer stated that the driver of the car that hit him, although not cited by the police for any fault in the accident, has reached a financial settlement with the pedestrian. The guy walks in to traffic in front of a car and that driver has to pay?! The lawyer did make one valid point and that is that the liability does, in part, lie with the bus driver for allowing him to get off the bus not at a bus stop. I know that some members here have told of how they are being asked to now cross behind their pkg cars when crossing the street. This is the way that I was taught and have always done so. I can hear their arguments on how this is unsafe and that is much safer to cross in front as you have the PC to protect you. Please do not use this tragedy to stop crossing behind the PC. It is much safer than crossing in front IMO.