[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 16:18:59 -0400

Thank you for the update!  Let's see how this turns out ...




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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

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 stated.

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