All my life I have been a fan of the Royals. What I particularly find mesmerizing about them is their wave. For the past 5 years I have incorporated their wave into my repetoire as I cross streets throughout the US, Europe, Asia and even Africa.
This idea happened quite by accident. One day when crossing a street I thought I knew the individual in the car. I waved and though I didn’t know him he looked up. That momentary lapse gave me the extra seconds to cross the street without being hit.
Give it a try the next time you need those additional seconds. It works.