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Old 08-23-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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Beth Kassab: Deputies nab drivers for failing to yield at crosswalks - Orlando Sentinel

They're finally cracking down on this. And not a moment too soon..... Orlando is ranked as one of the worst cities for pedestrians/pedestrian deaths
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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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.
Good point.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Beth Kassab: Deputies nab drivers for failing to yield at crosswalks - Orlando Sentinel

They're finally cracking down on this. And not a moment too soon..... Orlando is ranked as one of the worst cities for pedestrians/pedestrian deaths
Once again Florida worried about the wrong things. If they just changed the law there wouldn't be so many deaths in the first place. Dumfounded I am.....
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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A woman pushing her kid in a stroller almost caused a major pileup in 192 west of Disney today (it seems to be a daily occurance). Forget that there was a crosswalk within 250 feet to her left or right, she decided to push her kid in the stroller across three lanes each way of oncoming traffic. Mix that with foreigners and tourists driving in areas they aren't familiar with, and I am surprised there aren't more fatalities.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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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.
That's really swell in places where there are crosswalks, but not all intersections do. Furthermore, not all have "walk/don't walk" or countdown timers. It all goes back to the Driver's Ed basic that pedestrians have the right of way and that many drivers in Central Florida need to figure out how to use the brake pedal.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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It all goes back to the Driver's Ed basic that pedestrians have the right of way and that many drivers in Central Florida need to figure out how to use the brake pedal.
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.

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A pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than a (marked or unmarked) intersection crosswalk or a marked mid-block crosswalk shall yield to all vehicles on the roadway.

A pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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I think it's a bit heavy handed. I think a warning should have been given. These are tough times and that is an expensive ticket.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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That's really swell in places where there are crosswalks, but not all intersections do. Furthermore, not all have "walk/don't walk" or countdown timers. It all goes back to the Driver's Ed basic that pedestrians have the right of way and that many drivers in Central Florida need to figure out how to use the brake pedal.
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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.

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Pedestrian Laws (1)

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.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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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.
the sentence I highlighted sounded like a blanket statement to me. Sorry I misunderstood
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