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    Almost a killer

    Driving to a lecture last night on a narrow winding road, as I came around a bend doing about 25-30 mph, two cars were coming towards me, one with bright lights. As they were about to pass, I somehow caught sight at the last minute of a pedestrian walker in my lane - dressed all in black ! (but with white sneakers). Since I could not pull left due to oncoming traffic, I had to stay in my narrow lane and almost hit the stupid %^%$#@. I could see the headline now: "Pedestrian killed by 85-year old". The stupid idiot deserved to get hit. Due to oncoming cars, I could not use my brights. A close call.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    Makes you wonder why someone running on the road at night would not dressing light colors and have a red strobe light on them. I see it all the time here.
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    Re: Almost a killer

    Where they going in the same direction as you?

    You should always walk facing oncoming traffic so you can take avoiding action. If it is dark a strobe light is a must. CABs are often the cause of this situation.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    He was facing us. There was no place for him to go. This road is barely wide enough for two cars let alone a jogger. He never should have been walking or jogging in the roadbed after dark. No sidewalks either. Years ago, my wife wrecked our Infiniti G20 when she rear-ended a car that stopped short one dark night because of 2 joggers in the roadbed. Some people here never learn.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    See them and cyclists out in the early morning hours all the time. Some tend to act like they're out by themselves and just ignore traffic, assuming I guess cars will somehow stop or miss if they suddenly cut across in front. Oh, and many dress in dark colors with no carried lights.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    Add to this the number of those people who like to wear headphones while jogging or biking. When I cycled a lot for exercise and my transportation needs back in the forever ago, I relied on my ears almost as much as my eyes.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    When I walk or ride my bike I observe traffic laws, wear bright clothing and assume all cars are trying to hit me. I also warn people I'm passing but those folks with ear buds can't hear and get the wee wee scared out of them.
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    Re: Almost a killer

    I must have struck a chord because when I posted my story on the local message board, I've gotten at least 25-30 approval posts and thank you's. Pedestrian here just got run down and killed yesterday afternoon.

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    Re: Almost a killer

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    I must have struck a chord because when I posted my story on the local message board, I've gotten at least 25-30 approval posts and thank you's. Pedestrian here just got run down and killed yesterday afternoon.
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