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

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:17:58 -0400

I agree with William here: police don't in force the laws regarding
wrecklace driving, in my opinion, when it happens as part of a right on
red, probably because they turn right on red themselves quite
frequently, and figure it could have happened to them.


I think it's happening much more often because of cell phones, and other
distractions, although the right on red is just designed for accidents
to begin with.


So, if it's happening a lot more often, and police aren't doing anything
about it, it's a dangerous combination!


The other times, when a blind pedestrian is involved, I think they
automatically just assume the blind person can't see what they're doing,
so probably stepped out into traffic at the wrong time.  You'd have to
have several very vocal witnesses before you could overcome this
prejudice.  Therefore, I think the driver will seldombe be charged when
a blind pedestrian is involved.





Chip Orange
Database Administrator
Florida Public Service Commission

(850) 413-6314

 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of blindwilly
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 3:36 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: why so many pedestrian accidents; was Re:
pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday




I sure hope the driver is not connected with the police or there will be
no justice.



I have heard that people obey the laws that are convenient to them.
Likewise, the police enforce the laws that are convenient for them.







        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: ericamccaul@xxxxxxxxxxxx 

        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 3:07 PM

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


        I'm hoping that the initiation of the red-light running
ticketing program will help flush out the answer here.
        I certainly think driving behaviors have degraded since the
advent of cell phones and especially texting! 
        However, I've also heard law enforcement's argument that they
have "more important" things to do than catch speeders, etc.
        You would think that an increased law enforcement presence would
in fact improve drivers' behavior. I will say that if my neighborhood is
any example, it, sadly, does not. Cops are out in force many, many days
in the school zone near my home... and I see at least 2 cars pulled ever
each day for speeding in the well-marked school zone. So, for all the
days and years the school and school zone have been there, and all the
days and weeks the cops have been there, apparently the drivers that
frequent this area keep believing "They won't catch me."
        On a related matter, below I have pasted an update to the hit
and run accident on Madison street over the weekend.

        SUV connected with Saturday hit-and-run identified
        published Sept. 27 11:17am
        An SUV traveling near Florida State University's campus was
identified by an FSU police officer as the vehicle connected with
Saturday's hit-and-run incident on West Madison Street, reported Officer
David McCranie, spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department, in a
news release.
        Kathy Raynor, 59, was struck by a vehicle while walking along
the 700 block of West Madison Street, the release said.
        Witnesses said that the SUV drove off after hitting Raynor. They
described the SUV as a black newer model, possibly a Jeep Grand
Cherokee, with tinted windows, black rims and damage near the
driver's-side headlight.
        According to the release, the SUV was seized after an FSU police
officer matched it to hit-and-run witnesses' descriptions. TPD's traffic
homicide unit is investigating the SUV.
        Raynor suffered serious injuries and is currently in serious,
but stable condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the release

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