I almost hit a woman once, when it was dark and raining, and I turned and there she was right in front of me. I jammed the breaks and went into a skid and stopped a few feet from her. I still feel bad about that, even though she was nearly impossible to see.

Then again, I once stopped to let a pedestrian pass, and he turned out to be my then-current English prof, who leaned in and said, “You just passed up a chance to run over a professor!”

Incline, when I’m running and make eye contact, I assume that the driver will let me pass. I think that’s standard.