[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 16:27:52 -0400

Does anyone on TABI have one of the notetaker based gps nav systems?
Will they tell you if a particular route along a street has a sidewalk
or not?






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From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darla J. Rogers
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 4:14 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: why so many pedestrian accidents; was Re:
pedestrian/auto accident report yesterday


Thank you, Erica for the update about the pedestrian who was struck.  I
st6ill wonder if she was in the street; on the sidewalk, if there is
one, or if she was attempting to cross the street.


People who run red lights are  very, very dangerous for us; we, as blind
pedestrians, simply cannot afford to walk while distracted by anything.





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

        From: ericamccaul@xxxxxxxxxxxx 

        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 2:07 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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