C.O.P. is essentially a GTA-like game targeted at a younger audience. So no, you can't run over pedestrians; they'll jump out of the way in a comical fashion like the old Driver games. From a visual standpoint, the game is absolutely mind-blowing for a DS title. Unlike Chinatown Wars which opted for a bird's eye view, C.O.P. goes all out with a full 3D feel.