In an outdoor mall setting with many shops along road, is the area in front of each shop entrance considered a crosswalk where pedestrians have a right-of-way, even if unmarked?
An incident today got me thinking about the above. I've always been under the impression that the above is true, but I'm not certain if it actually is or if people just generally act that as if it were out of courtesy/safety.
Leaving my local Petsmart shop today I started heading toward the road to cross and get to my car. While walking I glanced to each side and saw one side clear, the other had a lady that just reached a stop sign at a near by intersection.
Given that she had just stopped and I was near the road, I decided to cross when I reached the road. There was ample time for her to slow and wait if necessary (depending on how fast she decided to go through the intersection).
What transpired is that as I was about half way through crossing she drove up to the point where her bumper was about 6 inches from my legs then waited. As I got clear she then drove by and yelled out the window "Not a crosswalk, A*h***!"