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Friday, April 4, 2014

Getting Home Early Is More Important To You Than My Life

Posted on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

We all know about the multitude of crosswalk accidents that occur in the HRM every year. This year we've even gone so far as to put up signs on buses asking both drivers and pedestrians to be careful when it comes to crosswalk safety. These signs only serve to frustrate me, because I walk across the rotary twice a day. I get to watch people waiting to merge, with a car ahead of them, see me coming and pull the car ahead to cover the crosswalk, trying to stop me from going in front of them. I get to deal with making eye contact with people in cars, and having to step back when they gun the engine so they can go first. I've even dealt with cars honking at me when I walk in front of them. The mornings seem fine, but this happens every other day in the afternoon. I don't care why you want to get home quickly. What you're doing LATER doesn't matter—what you're doing when you're driving a multi-ton steel death machine matters NOW. -Quick Feet on the Crosswalk

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