[tabi] Re: why so many pedestrian accidents; was Re: pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:44:17 -0500

Dea Chip,

All of the above: Some people, I believe, actually don't know, or if they do, they don't care, that right on red" does not mean you can make that turn without stopping. I am certain many of you have experienced this phenomena.

Maybe the red light cameras will help?
Darla

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:13 PM
Subject: [tabi] why so many pedestrian accidents; was Re: pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday


I'm curious what local blind pedestrians think:  is this number of
pedestrian-related accidents just what's normal?  Or is it high because
law enforcement aren't doing their job in prosecuting and publicizing
it, when a pedestrian is hurt?  Or are they doing their job well enough,
and we've just got a lot of bad, distracted, drivers out there?
Possibly made worse by allowing things like rights on red?

Chip






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Florida Public Service Commission

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-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of Darla J. Rogers
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:03 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday

Dear Sila,

Very well-put, Sila; I wish we could take over a major thoroughway in
the
city and let the general public feel what it is to have barriers we
face
every day they seem not to be cognizant of, despite our educational
efrforts, but I refuse to stay home; I'm going to do what I need to do
being
extra cautious, of course.

Darla & Precious Roxy

P.S. Joe:  I know the Lighthouse would be thrilled to help you with
your
skills which may help you regain your confidence.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sila Miller" <silam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:10 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday


Hi Joe,
Your message makes me sad. I was afraid right after I got struck by a
car
that I'd feel this way but ...
I, for one REFUSE to stop walking outside. I REFUSE to always be
accompanied by another person be they sighted or blind. I REFUSE to
be
controlled by automobiles, inconsiderate and uneducated drivers, or
my
fear. While I totally understand and respect your point of view, I do
not
share it at all. I hope there are others out there who feel as I do.
Without us persistent, possibly crazy blind pedestrians, some of whom
don't have any other choice, driving etiquette might possibly
disappear
all together. Be aware and take care but don't forego your freedom to
walk.
Sila

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:08 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday


Yes, I don't know what the blind community around the Tallahassee
area is
going to do. I have quick walking outside in the city of Tallahassee
all
together with out at least one visual person with me. It is just
dangers.
I
do most of my walking in the malls and stores now. It is much safer
and
cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and whole lot less
pollen
in
the spring and fall. It is Just all around the best for me . Just my
thoughts. Also I don't live in Tallahassee but if I did I would just
take
a
taxies or bum from a friend or relative. Not going to do the bus
transit
in
Tallahassee. Just my thoughts.



sign,
Joe Plummer (JP)
joeplummer@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
Behalf
Of Allison and Chip Orange
Sent: September 26, 2010 10:57 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday

Hi all,

I'm sorry to report to you, coming from today's Democrat, that a
woman
was
struck while walking on E. Madison yesterday afternoon by a driver
who
kept
going and left the seen of the accident.  The woman was in critical
condition at the time the article was written.

"Let's be careful out there!"

Chip

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