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Old 08-31-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post
It would behoove you to read/comprehend before jumping all over something I didn't say. I said that pedestrians have the right of way in an intersection without a crosswalk.

Since we're behooving everybody....I wasn't talking about intersections.
And I looked......I never mentioned intersections. I said
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pedestrians that cross the road without crosswalks
You've been re-behooved!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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lol - semantics.

To be fair - there are plenty of intersections WITHOUT crosswalks. Picture side streets along 436, 50, 434, etc. Some of these wouldn't even be considered an "intersection" to most drivers in our region because they are not a SIGNALIZED intersection.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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On Robinson, north side of Lake Eola, the entire street from Summerlin to Rosalind is essentially a crosswalk. there are not white stripes, but there is a sign that says "Pedestrians next 1/2 mile"

While Robinson is a smaller road than say, the wider parts of Colonial or most of 436, I would venture to say it is not wider than one side to the median. While speeds are faster on these roads, it isn't impossible.

I think it's important to stop and look at the area we are talking about. There's no reason to allow pedestrians or bikes on 408. There's no where on 408 to live, work, shop or play. But most of our "highways" like 50, 436, etc have become full of places that people NEED to go to work, to live, to buy things.

Maybe they should be treated more like that stretch of Robinson and less like the 408.

This is a good animation too: Abandoned Crosswalks | Commute Orlando
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Since we're behooving everybody....I wasn't talking about intersections.
And I looked......I never mentioned intersections. I said

You've been re-behooved!
Oh nooooo, re-behooved???
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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lol - semantics.

To be fair - there are plenty of intersections WITHOUT crosswalks. Picture side streets along 436, 50, 434, etc. Some of these wouldn't even be considered an "intersection" to most drivers in our region because they are not a SIGNALIZED intersection.
Thanks Steve, that was very indirectly my point.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Thanks Steve, that was very indirectly my point.
Rats...I was all set to behoove again....and I was talking about those that cross the street without an intersection present....Not even at the corner. Or 50 feet FROM the intersection and dodging the cars.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Granny - see the link at the bottom of my last post
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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While that is important I'd also like to see them start nabbing the pedestrians that cross the road without crosswalks.

That's just as dangerous.
Crossing the road mid-block without crosswalks is absolutely legal (page 3 and page 12):
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/pe...LEGuide-08.pdf

Its often safer to cross mid-block than at an intersection because you don't have to worry about turning cars.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Not if they aren't crossing in a crosswalk or at an intersection. It would behoove you to know FL here instead of assuming things.

FYI

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Crossing the road mid-block without crosswalks is absolutely legal (page 3 and page 12):
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/pe...LEGuide-08.pdf

Its often safer to cross mid-block than at an intersection because you don't have to worry about turning cars.
Perhaps, but they still need to yield to the vehicles on the road
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