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Old 10-01-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It looks like the driver went off the road hitting the woman and the trash can but agreed, there's no reason to be going more than 25 mph in a residential neighborhood.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Castalia Dr. probably has a dozen intersections between High House & Maynard. Perhaps each intersection should have Stop Signs for all directions?

That's what Bridle Creek residents requested & got in Preston.

Crabtree Crossing and Hogans Valley residents wanted speed bumps and got them.

Trappers Run, Cedar Creek Residents need to band together and get stuff done.

Why? Cary PD Traffic Division doesn't have resources to sit on every street with radar.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:40 AM
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If you look at the pic in the story, it doesn't look like the can was in the street. It looks to me like it was in the grassy area between the sidewalk & the street.
I mean that trashcan is also utterly destroyed and trash was all over the street in one photo so assuming where it is now to where it was when it was hit is probably not valid.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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16 yr old kid

Newly licensed since that's the minimum age

Probably distracted

Speeding

Recipe for disaster

I've been thinking that 16 is too young to be licensed to drive a vehicle and 18 should be the minimum age; this latest tragedy adds to that sentiment. But, truthfully, some people really shouldn't be behind of the wheel of a car until they're past 25, if ever.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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16 yr old kid

Newly licensed since that's the minimum age

Probably distracted

Speeding

Recipe for disaster

I've been thinking that 16 is too young to be licensed to drive a vehicle and 18 should be the minimum age; this latest tragedy adds to that sentiment. But, truthfully, some people really shouldn't be behind of the wheel of a car until they're past 25, if ever.
Adults are just as bad if not worse.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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To be fair, I have seen a lot of 40,50 and 60 year olds driving around on phones too. NOBODY should be driving around holding a phone to their ear or texting.

Feel awful for the victim and her family.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Adults are just as bad if not worse.
Correct.

I can empathize with the the teen driver; as it appears many posters on here can. This was a terrible and tragic incident for them as well.

The week before I graduated from Apex High a fellow student, who I knew, was in a terrible wreck at the intersection of 64 and Laura Duncan. He wasn't injured at all but a single mother in the other car was killed. He still struggles with the impact of it over 12 years later.

I would admittedly feel less empathy if it were an adult driver who should know better by now.

I see people speeding on my street (which is a large circle with no outlet!) on the regular...including past the school bus stop. I may or may not have once thrown a bag of dog poop at a car (which landed nowhere near it) that was easily going 35 mph at 8:30 when there were kids walking to the bus stop and I was walking the pup.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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What an unfortunate situation for everyone involved. I agree that residential speeding limits should be lowered. I live on a cut through street that many people speed down. A couple of years ago, several residents petitioned to have the speed bumps removed because they felt it would impede ambulances driving to emergencies. Thank goodness it didn't pass. We need to add more traffic calming on cut through streets to prevent this.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:19 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Quite a bit of damage to that car. He was moving at a good clip. Also possible he panicked and hit the gas instead of brake as young drivers often do. So many bad drivers around here and they pass it on to their kids. If this is how this kid drives his parents should not have let him behind the wheel. I told my kids - N.C. May give you a license but I decide if you drive.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:26 PM
 
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I would admittedly feel less empathy if it were an adult driver who should know better by now.
IMO, anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and drives should "know better" before they are licensed and legally able to drive and have a lot of practice and be closely monitored to make sure they develop and practice those behaviors. I don't care if they're 16 or 26 or 46 or 66, anyone who speeds and/or is distracted while driving increases the risk of injury or death to others. This was the perfect case in point.

This was preventable -- it was entirely due to the actions of one person: the driver, actions that prove this particular individual was not able or willing to drive conforming to safety rules (like speed limits and keeping eyes on the road).

Driving is a privilege, not a right.
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