The press has been full of road safety issues this week after a horror run of crashes and deaths on NSW roads over the Christmas break. Imagine my surprise then when I was toodling down Lilyfield Rd this morning when I spotted 3 pedestrians up ahead trying to zip across the road between fast moving cars. I saw them long before the video camera picked them up - they would step out, see a car coming, step back; step forward when it had passed, see another car coming and then step back again. Yet less than 50 metres down the hill, there is a safe pedestrian crossing. Why did they decide to cross here rather than just down the road where cars would stop for them?
I know the video is a bit grainy, but see if you can identify the nature of the employment of these three pedestrians.
Hint: blue uniforms and sidearms should help.