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Old 10-16-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Wow, three different accidents involving pedestrians in the Triangle Wednesday. One in Holly Springs (fatality), one in Garner (fatality) and one in N Raleigh (unknown injuries).
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:44 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I dodge a few pedestrians a week. Evidently we drive on a side road and walkers are inconvenienced like deer.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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Not sure there is a parallel, but compared with other places I've lived, I find that pedestrians here are more cavalier about walking in streets and being oblivious or presumptuous about cars either seeing them or yielding for them.

Pedestrians will always have the right or way but the forces of nature and human error trump that. When walking myself I put much less faith in the capabilities or common sense of drivers.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:27 PM
 
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I see people out walking in the streets at night wearing dark clothing and you can hardly see them from a distance. The headlight glare from oncoming traffic makes it even worse.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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Some pedestrians do not and will not cross with the light at an intersection and insist on doing their own thing, crossing whenever they feel like it and they expect all traffic to just stop. That's a dangerous game to play, considering the level of other distractions that abound.

On the flip side, there are so many distracted drivers with cell phones in their hands. I see this constantly when I'm driving; no amount of warnings seem to get through and people can't put down their crack-addiction.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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I am shocked more pedestrians aren't killed - all day every day I see people blow right into crosswalks at red lights, usually when trying to make a right on red. Nobody even slows down.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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Its mating season for texters.....They never see it coming.....lol
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Its mating season for texters.....They never see it coming.....lol
Not at all funny. Three people died, one of which was a 14 year old girl.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:55 AM
 
Location: South to West
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I almost hit a guy barely an hour ago. He wore all black. SMH. (I'm in the Triad and pedestrians here are just as loony.)
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:36 AM
 
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I know people who work on the UNC campus who tell me there are so many near-misses there every day. Sometimes it the pedestrians crossing the street without looking, sometimes its the drivers not paying attention.
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