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    Yup! My title will be bleeped.
    TWICE in the last week my kids and I were almost hit by some... turning onto Korah Road and Second Line.
    BOTH times we had the walk sign.
    Today I was pushing the stroller and trying to help my son walk his bike across the road and some .... turned left. I looked up and there was a truck RIGHT there. Maybe he wasn't turning in front of us and it just seemed that way because of the sudden truck right there. But I don't think so.
    Last week, we were crossing and some dink turned right. He would've gone right in front of us.
    I'm going to start writing down license plates and calling the cops. I should've today, but I went into that instant panic/stress/what-the-hell mode and didn't think of it.
    Last edited by Barry Morris; 05-24-2014 at 10:56 PM.
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    I couldn't put on my post because I quoted yours.
    Silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daiv View Post
    I couldn't put on my post because I quoted yours.
    Silly.
    You can only put four. I usually delete a few from the quote.

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    It is amazing how drivers feel they cannot spare time for pedestrians. In this city you can get from one side of town to the other in 15 mins....SLOW DOWN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO View Post
    It is amazing how drivers feel they cannot spare time for pedestrians. In this city you can get from one side of town to the other in 15 mins....SLOW DOWN.
    I have time for the pedestrians who acknowledge myself and my time as important as their selves and their time and hustle a little. Those who dare me with the askance look usually remove some dust from my mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    I have time for the pedestrians who acknowledge myself and my time as important as their selves and their time and hustle a little. Those who dare me with the askance look usually remove some dust from my mirror.
    Pedestrians who act in that manner are the ones who don't own vehicles. It's obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDawg View Post
    Pedestrians who act in that manner are the ones who don't own vehicles. It's obvious.
    I thought it arrogance borne out of our prepaid health care system, but non aware works every bit as well.
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    I really think Darwin's thinning of the herd would apply quite nicely to anyone dumb enough to step in front of a two ton chunk of steel going thirty miles an hour just because he has prepaid health care!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    I have time for the pedestrians who acknowledge myself and my time as important as their selves and their time and hustle a little. Those who dare me with the askance look usually remove some dust from my mirror.
    I'm not sure how I feel about this. What if the person cannot walk fast?
    You'd never know my sister is disabled to look at her, but she cannot walk fast at all, or for long.
    I don't know if this is even considered disabled, but it's the only word that kind of fits.

    I was with my four year old, pushing a stroller with a baby in it and the four year olds bike. Damn right I'm going to take my time and not rush.
    I try to teach my kid NOT to run across the road.
    We don't deliberately walk at a super slow pace, but I'm not going to rush him. I don't see drivers slowing down when I want to cross, so why the hell should I speed up because they want to turn?
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    As always there are extenuating circumstances. I hurry although somewhat disabled out of deference for others. I am not nice because I was taught to be, i am nice because it is the only way to be, that coupled with two wrongs never making a right comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    As always there are extenuating circumstances. I hurry although somewhat disabled out of deference for others. I am not nice because I was taught to be, i am nice because it is the only way to be, that coupled with two wrongs never making a right comes to mind.
    I try to hurry, too, but I'm not rushing my kid across the street.
    You hurry, but what if your hurrying is still too slow for the drivers?
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    You need not be an olympic class sprinter, simply put a little effort into it, if that doesn't please 'em, pi$$ on 'em. I am not now, not ever, going to break a sweat to accommodate, I will skip a bit, there it ends. For those other occasions I have a specific hand sign, I carry it everywhere I go.
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    Not just drivers, but pedestrians get me sometimes. Today I was at Walmart on G.N.R. Slowly cruising in front of the store, as I know that there are crosswalks there. Most people look to make sure that you're going to slow down for them. Today I had to shake my head though. A guy came out of the store, pushing a cart, concentrating on his cell phone only, he just walked right out in front of traffic. He didn't so much as look up to see if anyone was coming or not. A car coming in the opposite direction, the driver did hit the brake quickly when this guy pushed right in front of them. Good thing that the vehicle was only creeping along, but pedestrians have to look also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anapeg View Post
    You need not be an olympic class sprinter, simply put a little effort into it, if that doesn't please 'em, pi$$ on 'em. I am not now, not ever, going to break a sweat to accommodate, I will skip a bit, there it ends. For those other occasions I have a specific hand sign, I carry it everywhere I go.
    But what if the person IS putting effort into it and you can't tell? Was I in the wrong because I was trying to cross safely?
    I know what you're saying. I've seen people who walk super slow and I get annoyed, but I would NEVER be so bold as to drive right up where they're almost touching my car. For one, I think it's is really rude, for two, I know what my husband is like and if somebody did that to HIM, I know he'd hit their car. I can only assume there are a lot other people like that.

    Again, I know what you mean, but I don't think you're right saying 'they remove dust from my mirrors'.
    Now, if they are crossing when the hand us up, that's different. I still don't agree with your mirror comment, but you could tell them off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladywolf 1 View Post
    Not just drivers, but pedestrians get me sometimes. Today I was at Walmart on G.N.R. Slowly cruising in front of the store, as I know that there are crosswalks there. Most people look to make sure that you're going to slow down for them. Today I had to shake my head though. A guy came out of the store, pushing a cart, concentrating on his cell phone only, he just walked right out in front of traffic. He didn't so much as look up to see if anyone was coming or not. A car coming in the opposite direction, the driver did hit the brake quickly when this guy pushed right in front of them. Good thing that the vehicle was only creeping along, but pedestrians have to look also.
    I've seen that, too, and it annoys me. I've made comments, even if I'm walking and see it happen that you're supposed to look both ways!! I constantly tell my kid that because he is learning to cross alone. Not busy streets, but the side streets. As long as I can see, too, and he stops fully and fully checks, he's allowed to cross.
    When I posted this topic on my Facebook, one of my friends said, never trust a driver. The reverse is true, too, never trust a pedestrian.
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    I love my air horn!!

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    I hurry my daughter when crossing the street because it is dangerous to take a long time. I cannot guarantee a driver is able to stop. What if they suddenly have a stroke, heart attack, seizure? Do you think they will be able to stop?

    I'm not taking chances like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    I love my air horn!!
    I want one of those air horn cans as a pedestrian! It's ridiculous when a driver goes out of his way to deliberately cut a four year old on his bike with training wheels, off in a parking lot. He went right between the child and the curb with barely enough room for his truck! Had I not grabbed and stopped my grandson, he would have been hit. There was absolutely no need for what that driver did! I hope he has a wonderful day! NOT!
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    I don't dawdle, but I don't make him run.
    I was always taught you walk when crossing the street.
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    If I am driving along a building and someone is waiting to walk across to a parking lot at a crosswalk, I always stop and deliberately WAVE them on, so the pedestrian can go first.

    It appauls me when I am stepping onto a crosswalk or walking across a street and someone just keeps on driving past me as if I'm not there. I always check to make sure they see me before stepping out. People even do this in the rain and snow. It is very rude and dangerous! I find WAY more women than men do this. WTF?

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