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Old 10-17-2019, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh incident occurred on Six Forks @ Millbrook. This really pisses me off. We used to live in the Loft Lane apartments in 2017-2018 and my fiance tried to walk to that Food Lion one time and said none of the cars stopped despite her having the light and being in the road. Ridiculous
https://abc11.com/raleigh-crash-is-w...-day-/5624522/
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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The funny thing is most people that drive like they're in a rush, aren't actually in a rush. It's just embedded in their brain that they have to be first at everything.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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I saw that no charges are expected to be filed in the accident involving the 14 yr old girl who was trying to cross hwy 55 and darted out.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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When you have to walk 1/2 mile to 1 mile on a road like 55 just to get to a crosswalk to safely get to the other side, it's no surprise that some people will just decide that crossing mid-block is a risk they would be willing to take
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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When you have to walk 1/2 mile to 1 mile on a road like 55 just to get to a crosswalk to safely get to the other side, it's no surprise that some people will just decide that crossing mid-block is a risk they would be willing to take
Yes, it’s not pedestrian friendly at all. They need more pedestrian bridges and tunnels. There is a pedestrian tunnel under Cary Parkway connecting the greenway near the YMCA. I’m shocked there are not more of them.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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The 14 year old girl is really sad and her dad showed up at the scene describing what his daughter was wearing when he heard the sirens and that's how he found out. She wasn't crossing at a light and 55 is what - at least 50 mph there. Cars are cresting a hill and then going downhill at the point of the impact. Pretty hard to stop and too many bad drivers who haven't thought the "what if" through and can't brake or swerve.

I'm amazed how slowly peds clear roads anymore. Everywhere. When I was a kid we were taught to hustle it across the road, and people weren't distracted by a million things and drove a lot slower.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Most pedestrians DO INDEED have a cell phone in one of their hands......do they not??
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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While I agree that pedestrians shouldn't run out into the street where there are no crosswalks, I have noticed that drivers in NC aren't very respectful of pedestrians in crosswalks. I lived briefly in a pedestrian-friendly area of Charlotte and drivers thought they had the right of way, all day every day. The burbs here are less walkable, so my experience is more limited, but I've noticed pretty much the same attitude.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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Holly Springs planners, NCDOT need to consider things when permitting a McDonalds across a 55 MPH highway from many neighborhoods, on 55.


Greenway folks get their bridges over I-40, 440 in the Triangle area.


Maybe Holly Springs needs one?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Pretty hard to stop and too many bad drivers who haven't thought the "what if" through and can't brake or swerve.

I'm amazed how slowly peds clear roads anymore. Everywhere. When I was a kid we were taught to hustle it across the road, and people weren't distracted by a million things and drove a lot slower.
IF the driver wasn't speeding, wasn't impaired, and wasn't otherwise distracted, the driver is not at fault simply because a teenager decided to dart across a state highway where there is no pedestrian crossing signal. It's a tragic accident; it doesn't necessarily mean the person who hit her was a "bad driver."
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