That is silly.I used to work for a company that had a meeting and tried to outlaw anything that ever caused an accident. What a mess...and the people in the meeting were just sheep. Trying to do what was asked of them. I was one that had to work with the rules...stupidity in bloom!!!! All I can say...
Accidents happen. People do stupid things sometimes but it's not reason to limit everyone else from walking on the sidewalk.....:)
Like outlawing salt or beer b/c it's bad for you.
There is such a thing as going too far.