While I don't disagree with the article's main points, I have to say that not all residential sidewalks are/were properly cleared by the owner. There were a lot of homes converted to apartments for students that were never shoveled in the past. And some homeowners shoveled, albeit just the shovel-width. So not everyone was great at shoveling, contrary to the read Andrew put out.
I lived in an area where the bobcat plows were used and I can't say I liked them. At 4 am I'd hear the "thud-thud" noise of the plow hitting the expansion cracks over top the engine, a couple passes of scraping followed by the salt one an hour or two later. It rarely cleaned the sidewalk, my solution (and hopefully others will do that) was to go clear the rest of the snow/slush (and pushing it on the "city" grass). The only good part was it took care of the bulk of the weight, so cleaning it was a breeze. This could be viewed as good if you don't want to over exert yourself just so the by-law officer doesn't slap a fine on you for clearing a piece of property that is not yours (the sidewalk is the property of the city after all).
Sounds like someone needs an office linebacker:
(those were great commercials!)
Sensible piece, lots of good points for both pedestrians and drivers. I'm sure you'll be chastised that you have to bow to the walkers...
I was wondering which camera you bought?
I would like to know, and hope the judge also wants to know, is where his compassion fatigue was when he maxed out a friend's credit card (a friend in a wheelchair at that)?
This guy's got deep problems, and he intends to run in the next election!
The "artist" cancelled likely because he can't cross the border. A few weeks ago Ole' Chrissie there rear ended someone and when asked for his info (insurance/license), he lost it again and drove off like a bitch. He was later arrested and was found to be driving without insurance I think, and the judge then revoked his probation and I'm pretty sure he's to stay in Cali.
What I would like to know is were you prevented from going into the right lane thereby freeing up the left lane for the merging traffic? If there were traffic in the right lane and it were not safe to move over, then you did right (this is also in the driver's handbook).
If there was no reason for you not to go in the right lane, then I'd say you are a douche and can understand why the merging "idiot driver" was riled, I would be annoyed too but certainly would not do what that guy did.
I guess we can make this go both ways: Bicyclists, don't pass a car on the right when it has been signalling to do so for a few minutes while waiting for traffic to move.
Happened to me two weeks ago, had I not caught the cyclist in my mirror (I looked over my shoulder for pedestrians), you likely would have been run over.
That is one of my peeves, bikes just passing on the right willy-nilly.
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