I was going around a traffic circle, the ones you do not stop for. Look no traffic coming I guess I will...STOP. I noticed the peds only because their shoes had reflective elements.
I am not saying I shouldn't have stopped (I did)and I was below the speed limit. But I may have kept going. I think the new halogen lights are great but they seem to have a sharp divider between the lit area and the dark area. Add in the low visibility of peds with dark clothing (aside from shoes). If you frequently walk along darkened streets please wear something reflective--shoes at the least, a vest or light otherwise.
I was on the losing end of a car-ped collision on a brightly lit downtown street and I don't want to injure anyone since I have been there, done that. Thanks.