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Monday, May 30, 2011

Right on Red

Posted on Mon, May 30, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Dear fellow drivers, I am one of you. However, I work downtown and do use the sidewalks on a regular basis. Please let me remind you of the rule about being able to turn right on a red light: You MUST YIELD to pedestrians and no matter what, you still need to STOP because it is a red light. Wait until the intersection is clear of both cars and pedestrians, then, and ONLY then, are you allowed to make your right turn on a red light.

3 times this week (twice in the same intersection at the same time) I have been bumped by cars turning right as I attempt to cross the crosswalk on the white "walking man" sign. Do not roll your eyes at me when I glare at you and remind you in my loudest voice to YIELD to pedestrians—this is the law, OBEY it.

Oh, and to the two separate drivers who nearly hit me, an old lady, and a father with his 4 year old on his shoulders on Quinpool/Oxford on Friday, I REALLY hope you read this. Getting hit twice in one intersection within one minute is never fun... —Right to Yield

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