Do you thank the driver?

Rossie Rossie
Do you thank drivers who stop their cars for you to cross the street safely, at locations where there are no traffic lights or stop signs? Or, do you cross the street without even a brief wave or nod at the driver's direction? My husband has been stopping the car to let people cross, and none of them bothered to give him a quick wave! How rude!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I thank the driver with a wave.
65
I thank the driver with a smile and/or nod.
55
I mouth 'Thank you' to the driver.
22
I don't do anything.
3
Other...
2
Total votes: 147 (83 voters)
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06/16/2012
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I always do all of the above. I figure it was nice of them not to hit me and all, so a thank you is in order. I hate when people just walk out in front of the car without so much as a glance over.
06/16/2012
zeb zeb
I normally mouth or say out loud thank you
06/16/2012
lovekink lovekink
I personally give a thank you wave. It's my way of saying thanks for not sending me to the hospital.
06/16/2012
Sir Sir
I nod and hold up my hand.
06/16/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I nod and hold up my hand, sometimes I mouth thank you.

However, drivers do have a legal obligation to give pedestrians the right of way, so when you stop, you're only cooperating with the law.
06/16/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I nod at the driver.
06/16/2012
ghalik ghalik
I don't do anything... I didn't think I was being rude. I don't jaywlk in traffic, so they're required to stop since I'm in a crosswalk.
06/16/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I usually give a quick wave, feel like it is the right thing to do to acknowledge them doing something nice.
06/16/2012
G&L G&L
Usually wave cause if people don't stop I could never leave my neighborhood.
06/16/2012
Michele Michele
I wave and smile when a car let's me pass.
06/16/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
i wave
06/16/2012
sexydelphia sexydelphia
wave and smile
06/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I always do, with a wave and a nod or smile.
06/16/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Nope
06/16/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I always do, with a wave and a nod or smile.
Big grateful smile, nod and wave, I even say or just move my lips "thank you", so they know how happy I am for it... ^^
06/16/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
thank, smile, nod
06/16/2012
Talena Talena
wave and smile
06/17/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I usually wave and smile....just like when I'm driving and a driver kindly lets me in traffic
06/17/2012
brevado brevado
Sure, it's the law, but a little smile or wave goes a long way to spreading good will
06/17/2012
GONE! GONE!
Oh yes, I always wave, smile, and mouth thank you at them.
06/17/2012
Sj83 Sj83
Yes
06/17/2012
js250 js250
I always wave, say thank you and smile. It is the correct thing to do for someone who took the time to stop for you.
06/17/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
All three. It's a given to do it in the South - grateful that they're not running over you (like some of them would while plowing past the stop sign in the parking lot, some drivers really seem to think it's the pedestrians' look-out if pavement is involved). I noticed nobody did it when I visited Boston - it's like pedestrians don't acknowledge that they share the same space-time plane with vehicles there. Must be a Northern thing.
06/17/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
I smile, nod and wave XP
06/17/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
Yes, I wave. I also do so when someone lets me go in front of them while driving.
06/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I smile, wave, nod, and yell thank you even if I don't think they can hear it. I know in many places it's the law to stop for pedestrians in a walkway, but a lot of people don't and that's the least I can do to thank someone for not running me over.
06/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I smile, wave, nod, and yell thank you even if I don't think they can hear it. I know in many places it's the law to stop for pedestrians in a walkway, but a lot of people don't and that's the least I can do to thank someone for not running me over.
That's exactly what I thought, not all drivers stop for pedestrians even if they were required by law to stop, and a nice gesture in return goes a long way. If I was the pedestrian, or even just walking in a supermarket parking lot, I'll wave, smile, and mouth thank you to the drivers who let me cross in front of them, it makes everyone's day a little better.
06/17/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I don't drive but my husband will usually smile and wave.
06/17/2012
CindyH CindyH
i wave
06/17/2012
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