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Re: Damn pedestrians!

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Damn pedestrians!
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 14:15:16 -0700
I think we can agree that EVERYONE needs to obey the rules of the road
more, which includes paying attention to what's going on around you.
Its true that a pedestrian or cyclist can stop a lot faster, but its
also true that you can kill or maim someone very easily with a car and
not leave so much as a dent.  So I think the latter takes priority..

I'm not a bike courier but I do ride my bike to work almost every day,
and take the bus the rest of the time.
(conscious decision, I refuse to commute via car)

Definately an urban viewpoint,


Word on the street is David Breneman said:
> Skye Poier SEZ -
> (With deletions...)
> > As they should.  So sorry to delay your single-occupant drive, you should
> > really have the right to run over people.
> You seem to have a lot of pent-up rage, Skye.  I'm not your enemy.
> I was talking about obeying the rules of the road, which is a good
> thing; and the lack of predictability in traffic, which is a bad
> thing, whether you're a pedestrian, a bike or a car.  If your missive
> is indicative of the attitude you have towards other drivers, you
> *must* be a bicycle courrier!   :-)
> It also seems you have a particularly urban mindset about traffic.
> As a pedestrian who grew up in a rural area, *my* goal has always
> been to not get hit, rather than to confront each vehicle with a chip
> on my shoulder.  Pedestrians stop in a lot shorter distance than cars.
> The only thing I have the right to run over is cats.  :-)
> (What the heck, it's Friday.)

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