How to Survive a Pedestrian Attack

In the latest terror attack in London, a rented van was
driven into a crowd leaving a mosque during Ramadan.
That, just weeks after terrorists drove into
pedestrians walking across London Bridge and, in New
York City’s Time Square, a drunk driver slammed into
pedestrians who were in the wrong place at the wrong
time. It seems the simple act of walking on the
sidewalk has become more dangerous than ever. Former
British Army Officer Chris Bird says everyone needs to
be aware of their surroundings at all times—but not to
succumb to fear. He’ll explain the 4Ds to avoid as well
as why you should only walk down streets in which there
are parked cars on the same side you are on or walk
facing traffic even on the sidewalk. He’ll detail what
to do if you absolutely must send a text or be on the
phone while on the street. In a related matter, Bird
can talk about the recent shooting of Republican
congressmen, the police response to it, and why it is
not realistic for ordinary people to expect police can
protect them while an attack is underway. Bird is the
author of “Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage” and a
former San Antonio Express-News crime reporter. Reach
him at (210) 308-8191; cjbird@satx.rr.com

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