road-crossing is an athletic skill
This article published in the British Psychological Society’s Readers digest concludes that “Athletes are more skilled at crossing the road than non-athletes“ (when they can’t go backwards or sideways while crossing)
For me this article raised many more questions than it answered, for example
- Will local councils be sending pedestrians on athletics courses to reduce road traffic accident rates?
- Will crossing the road be introduced as a new Olympic sport?
- Did being unable to go side-ways or backwards during the crossing give the athletes an unfair advantage?
- Will road-crossing skills be used to identify the potential athletes of the future?
- Who funded this research? Is this a good use of their money?