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Old 12-29-2010, 03:13 PM   #16
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So sad and terrible for all the ones involved! Just so sad...
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I am a retired state trooper and the person always has the Right of Way while in a MARKED CROSSWALK. It does not matter what size of vehicle is involved they must give the right of way to the person. In most states it is against the law to JAYWALK so this is food for thought.
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TX has the same law for pedestrians in a crosswalk, but really what most of you all are trying to say is.....common sense on the pedestrians behalf should be in play here. One should not just throw themselves in front of a moving vehicle just because a law states that one has the right of way. IMHO, the driver shouldn't be held fully accountable for this; afterall, a bus isn't exactly the type of vehicle that can be stopped on a dime.
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I agree that Mass. drivers are awful and so aren't a lot of the pedestrians! I lived in Mass. most of my life and you are right, if a person decides to walk at night, wearing all black on a busy road and they get clipped - guess whose fault it is??? yup. the poor driver. I see it ALL THE TIME. and then guess who gets sued..yup you guessed it..the driver.
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I agree. Just a sad, sad thing for everyone involved.
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I lived in MA for 50 years and see far worse drivers here in FL I think there are bad drivers in every state and it really has nothing to do with the OP.
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We have a similar law here in PA, Darlene. But the pedestrian cannot assume that the vehicle WILL stop, just that they will if they can. There are times that the vehicle is moving fast enough that it would be unsafe for it to brake that hard -- the pedestrian still has the responsibility to know whether it is safe to step into the crosswalk.
especially at a walmart parking lot! the one near my home is crazy! The people assume I will stop (i do) I hate it when I am in the crosswalk currently moving when someone steps out and walks in front of me! then gets upset because they think they have the right away! If they were in crosswalk first yes !!!! I feel sorry for the mans family
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