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Footpath Etiquette!

I enjoyed the responses to my Facebook post about which side of the footpath you should walk on - left or right.

There was overwhelming support for left.

Most people agreed we should walk on the side we drive.

A couple of people did vote right and a couple said straight down the middle. Ha Ha!

There were a few stand out answers that I'd like to share with you!

Narelle - Left - go to the city and you'll be mowed down on the right side.

Samantha - Keep left unless overtaking!

Katrina - To the left - any male should stand on the right to protect the lady - a bit old school but that's how I'm raising my teen son. (So chivalrous - love it)

Sue - Left - hate the stoppers that moon around and make you have a back ender! (Ha Ha)

Murray - Left, although been known to drift towards bottleshops and donut shops. (Ha Ha)

I'm pretty much a left walker the majority of the time. There are a couple of things that do get up my nose.

1. Groups together that don't move to accommodate other users.

2. Owners with dogs that keep their dog to be on your side instead of the owner's other side. I love dogs, but they can be unpredictable.

3. Slow walkers that aren't aware you want to get passed.

4. And finally people walking along on their phones, talking or texting, who are oblivious to anyone else around them. I've actually shared a video below of some pedestrian phone fails. Enjoy!