Bilateral Thinking Puzzles

Q: A man dressed entirely in black and wearing a black mask, is standing in the middle of a crossroad. All of the streetlights at the intersection are broken. A car speeds down the road, heading straight for the man, yet it turns in time and doesn't hit him. How does it manage to miss him?

A: The man lived on a houseboat and had run out of fresh water.

Another

This is another thing that seemed funnier a third of the way into writing it, from the Surrealist. 19th August 2005.