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Old 08-29-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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We will be staying at the Happy Traveler RV Park and planned on walking to the Winn Dixie for shopping. After reading some things on crime in the Fowler Road area, I'm concerned about the safety of walking to and from the store. Forgive me if I seem paranoid but I'm from a very small town in Northern Michigan where crime is pretty much non-existent. Any advice you can give will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Welcome to Florida, carry a handgun if you are concerned about being attacked.

And maybe some pepper spray for minor irritants like dogs or kids or drunks.

MI & FL reciprocate on CCWs, so no issues there.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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Concern for crime there should be pretty close to zero. You can walk to Winn Dixie. Might be real dark at night so be careful of cars if walking, and stray cows.

Here's the crime map for a mile radius at your E Fowler location, just west of Temple Terrace, over by Thonotosassa for the month of Aug 2014...



And just to compare, here's the same time period for also a 1 mile radius at the opposite, Carrollwood end of Fowler where Fowler extended in that direction is called Country Club Dr.

This is the county share of their crime there


Plus here's the city share of their crime there
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the response. I feel much better now.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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I would be concern walking by the roadway due to high traffic and no sidewalks in that area
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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I would be concern walking by the roadway due to high traffic and no sidewalks in that area




















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Old 09-02-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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I drive there often and now exactly what I am talking about. Semi-trucks are also using this road. I don't feel walking there is the safest thing for sure.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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Perhaps google missed all the traffic in each of the 7 random times they photographed there over a five year period.

Meanwhile, the official vehicle count for road use (annual average daily traffic*) shows that section at merely 40% of its design capacity, hardly indicative of an unsafe road.

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1082

.................................................. ....................................AADT*...DailyCapacity
FOWLER AVE: (I-75-to-US 301) EL/ER PA 4D 55 D 1.43 0.70 15,000.....36,700

In no sense of reality is that section considered a busy road, not even for a four-lane road connecting a fairly major (for the area) thruway of 301 with interstate I-75. If that was any less busy it would be a cul-de-sac.

Just for comparison to show busy, here's Dale Mabry coming up from Tampa into Carrollwood....

DALE MABRY HWY (HILLSBOROUGH AVE-to-WATERS AVE)EGL PA 6D 45 D 2.00 1.50 71,500...55,300
So daily use there is 40% over design capacity and nearly 5 times busier than the road in question.

How dangerous is busy as opposed to not busy? Easily answered. Here's the dui & other traffic citations given in a 1/2 mile length and 1 year time period in both locations...







9 incidents over the period of a year on the road in question. 43 in an actually busy area. So about five times busier and about five times the number of incidents. At least the busy road has sidewalks.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Why not? Walk alone any road you might wish, I just don't feel walking on the shoulder is save. Heck, we need to take off all sidewalks around TB area

If someone was not hit or run over yet, it doesn't mean it make that area save.
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