[tabi] Re: letter to the Democrat re pedestrian safety

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:34:00 -0400

right Robert or not stopping at the "right on red" before they execute the turn.


Darla J. Rogers

Skype Username:  wildflower0628
Home phone #:  850-329-7437
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere--Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Easy Talk 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:02 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: letter to the Democrat re pedestrian safety

  Why would we even think of ticketing pedestrians when we can't get law 
enforcement to enforce the white cane law.  The city could make much more money 
by ticketing vehicles that block cross walks.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Chip Orange 
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 2:09 PM
    Subject: [tabi] letter to the Democrat re pedestrian safety

    Hi all,

    Below is a letter to the editor in today's Democrat.  I wish we had known 
of some of this information at the time Nova 2010 was being evaluated, but I 
certainly hope StarMetro takes note of it, to design away the portion of Nova 
2010 which has passengers changing buses via crossing through intersections.


    Penalize drivers at crosswalks

    I love Tallahassee. I love how the mayor wants to get people out walking, 
    and exercising. But I don't agree with ticketing pedestrians for not using 
the crosswalks.
    I have four reasons:
    1. About 10 years ago, undercover police studied one big intersection. They 
    concluded it was "too dangerous" to walk.
    2. About five years ago, we had a town hall meeting with the sheriff and 
    They basically concluded it was "hopeless" to get drivers to slow down.
    3. Last year, the red light camera study basically concluded red light 
runners were
    "out of control."
    4. Today, I stopped at my intersection. I then pushed the walk button. The 
walk light
    came on. Knowing crosswalks are dangerous, I kept a space between me and 
the right-on-red
    driver as I started across. Without looking, the right-turn driver took 
off, missing
    me by inches as I swerved to her side. I continued across, but immediately 
the left-turn
    driver almost hit me from my other side. He yelled at me for being in "his" 
    I survived this time, but until our crosswalks are truly safe, I have 
concluded that
    it would be wrong to punish our few endangered pedestrians for not using 


Other related posts: