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Old 05-21-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Tampa ranks second, Florida first, most dangerous for pedestrian - WFLA News Channel 8

I wonder how many are killed by being like the moronic school kids crossing busy roads, rather than walking up the street 150 feet to properly use the crosswalk.

Compare that with idiotic drivers killing walkers, sign twirlers, crossing guards and even people living inside their own homes at the time.

I have always said one of the worst things I see here are really aggressive bad drivers. You could never had paid me enough money to walk or bike ride around here, unless it was in my neighborhood or on widely separated sidewalks and bike paths.

I love just about everything here immensely, but the drivers are not on that list.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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Drive down Fletcher from 275 to USF and you'll see why we have those statistics; people too stupid to use cross walks. Of course $4 mil was just spent to build "islands" where the center turn lane used to be so traffic will be even worse, and now the same people will be able to jump out from behind bushes and things to get hit instead of giving you a couple seconds notice you're going to hit them.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Tampa ranks second, Florida first, most dangerous for pedestrian - WFLA News Channel 8

I wonder how many are killed by being like the moronic school kids crossing busy roads
You really going to blame "the kids" for this one lol thats a new low even for you. Have you ever tried to walk anywhere around here? I cant even run in my neighborhood without some idiot in a huge SUV almost clipping me and Im not even in the road!
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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You really going to blame "the kids" for this one lol thats a new low even for you. Have you ever tried to walk anywhere around here? I cant even run in my neighborhood without some idiot in a huge SUV almost clipping me and Im not even in the road!
My post was not long. You really should take 22 seconds to read the entire thing, so you can see I also blamed idiotic drivers. As a matter of fact, the majority of the post was about the drivers.

Sloooooooow down, understand what is posted, THEN write a post.

Here, I will help you out as you only read the first sentence. Here are many more sentences following the first sentence talking about the drivers:

"Compare that with idiotic drivers killing walkers, sign twirlers, crossing guards and even people living inside their own homes at the time.

I have always said one of the worst things I see here are really aggressive bad drivers. You could never had paid me enough money to walk or bike ride around here, unless it was in my neighborhood or on widely separated sidewalks and bike paths.

I love just about everything here immensely, but the drivers are not on that list."
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Plus with everyone safely buckled up behind their wheel, they're more emboldened and actually drive more aggressively. It's called Risk Compensation.

Risk compensation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Plus with everyone safely buckled up behind their wheel, they're more emboldened and actually drive more aggressively. It's called Risk Compensation.

Risk compensation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sort of like a race car driver feeling safe driving fast and like a maniac, due to all the safety devices.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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You should see a therapist to help you address all that negativity you post.
Guy blames kids for second worst city for pedestrian deaths in FL and im the negative one
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Sort of like a race car driver feeling safe driving fast and like a maniac, due to all the safety devices.
I am a race car driver and I don't feel safe at all on public roads; I drive pretty conservatively even in my sports cars, it's just nowhere close to the feeling of being on track so I have no desire to drive aggressively.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I am a race car driver and I don't feel safe at all on public roads; I drive pretty conservatively even in my sports cars, it's just nowhere close to the feeling of being on track so I have no desire to drive aggressively.
I was referring to on track. Certainly not on the roads here.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Improvements planned to make Fletcher Ave. safer
The estimated $4.4 million project targets Fletcher Avenue from Nebraska Avenue to 50th Street. The roadway has one of the highest pedestrian accident rates in unincorporated Hillsborough.

More than 1,400 pedestrians cross the stretch of Fletcher daily.

Proposed improvements to Fletcher include pedestrian "refuge" islands, mid-block pedestrian crossings and bicycle lanes. A sidewalk is proposed for the south side of Fletcher, adjacent to the University of South Florida campus, from Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to 50th Street.
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