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Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#61 Jul 16, 2011
Emma Blindfold wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever...run out in front of me and meet my bumper. Your right away will be 6 feet under.
I already live in a big house on the hill.
I bet it doesn't have "RAZOR WIRE" on top of a chain link fence around it!
I'd like to hear how brave you are in front of a judge.
Emma Blindfold

Hanover, PA

#62 Jul 16, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet it doesn't have "RAZOR WIRE" on top of a chain link fence around it!
I'd like to hear how brave you are in front of a judge.
You are a stubborn woman.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#63 Jul 17, 2011
Emma Blindfold wrote:
<quoted text>You are a stubborn woman.
I'm definitely not a stubborn woman. I'll just keep telling it like it is until you hard heads get it into your skull that a pedestrian has the right of way in a crosswalk!
Old and cranky

Philadelphia, PA

#64 Jul 18, 2011
Doesn't it boil down to common sense. If a car is coming do not walk out in front of it. And if a pedestrian is already in the crosswalk you stop your car.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#65 Jul 18, 2011
Old and cranky wrote:
Doesn't it boil down to common sense. If a car is coming do not walk out in front of it. And if a pedestrian is already in the crosswalk you stop your car.
I didn't write the law, I only know that it gives the pedestrian the "right of way" IN A CROSSWALK.
I'll agree that it isn't the smartest thing to walk out in front of a nearby vehicle, but how far away does the vehicle have to be (legally) before the pedestrian can't walk out into the crosswalk in front of the vehicle? I'm not sure that there is a correct answer to that question. If push comes to shove and something happens, I wouldn't want to be the driver in front of a judge when the judge makes the decision as to who had the "right of way". If the decision goes against the driver, the results may not be nice.
Hnover Res

Hanover, PA

#66 Jul 18, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't write the law, I only know that it gives the pedestrian the "right of way" IN A CROSSWALK.
I'll agree that it isn't the smartest thing to walk out in front of a nearby vehicle, but how far away does the vehicle have to be (legally) before the pedestrian can't walk out into the crosswalk in front of the vehicle? I'm not sure that there is a correct answer to that question. If push comes to shove and something happens, I wouldn't want to be the driver in front of a judge when the judge makes the decision as to who had the "right of way". If the decision goes against the driver, the results may not be nice.
If you are walking across a street, you use common sense. If a car can't stop in time, then the person crossing walked too slow.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#67 Jul 19, 2011
Hnover Res wrote:
<quoted text>If you are walking across a street, you use common sense. If a car can't stop in time, then the person crossing walked too slow.
No, you have that backwards, the pedestrian can walk as fast or slow as they want, the driver has to pay attention and observe the pedestrian before it is too late to stop.
I will agree that everybody has to use common sense but the main responsibility is on the driver.
Hnover Res

Hanover, PA

#68 Jul 19, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you have that backwards, the pedestrian can walk as fast or slow as they want, the driver has to pay attention and observe the pedestrian before it is too late to stop.
I will agree that everybody has to use common sense but the main responsibility is on the driver.
I bet you rode the short bus back in the day.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#69 Jul 20, 2011
Hnover Res wrote:
<quoted text>I bet you rode the short bus back in the day.
Actually, I didn't have to ride any bus!
When you hard heads get it thru your thick skull that the driver isn't the one that dictates when a pedestrian can or can't walk in a crosswalk, I'll quit posting about it. It's up to you, I have plenty of time to respond to your insane comments.
Hnover Res

Hanover, PA

#70 Jul 20, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, I didn't have to ride any bus!
When you hard heads get it thru your thick skull that the driver isn't the one that dictates when a pedestrian can or can't walk in a crosswalk, I'll quit posting about it. It's up to you, I have plenty of time to respond to your insane comments.
Only people from Hanover walk out in front of moving cars. Dumbest thing I've ever seen. I love the look on Walmart shoppers when I make them dance around my moving car. LOL

Nationwide is on my side.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#71 Jul 21, 2011
Hnover Res wrote:
<quoted text>Only people from Hanover walk out in front of moving cars. Dumbest thing I've ever seen. I love the look on Walmart shoppers when I make them dance around my moving car. LOL
Nationwide is on my side.
You better hope "Nationwide is on your side" because it could get very expensive if you hit someone in the "crosswalk" at WalMart, and they are crosswalks whether you think they are or not. What are you going to do when some alert pedestrian puts a big dent in your hood or fender when you get too close to them? Don't laugh, I've seen it happen - it's amazing what damage a well placed foot or fist can do!
Obviously you've never been in the big cities if you think only people in Hanover obey the LAW when using a crosswalk!
Hnover Res

Hanover, PA

#72 Jul 22, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you've never been in the big cities if you think only people in Hanover obey the LAW when using a crosswalk!
Nothing but country hicks in Hanover. Guess you think of York as a big city....

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#73 Jul 22, 2011
Hnover Res wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing but country hicks in Hanover. Guess you think of York as a big city....
Are you talking about yourself?
Who's talking about York? But that is probably the biggest city you've ever been in.
This is about a situation in Hanover!
Walmart Shopper

Hanover, PA

#74 Aug 13, 2011
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you talking about yourself?
Who's talking about York? But that is probably the biggest city you've ever been in.
This is about a situation in Hanover!
Hanover sucks. I heard that someone is going to put down driveway sealer near M&T Bank at night time for the people who drive the circuit. That will piss off some of those A-Holes.
dumb people

Hanover, PA

#75 Aug 13, 2011
What a bunch of whiners...if you don't like it here, then move!!

Who the hell is holding you here??? Huh, answer that please!

I would never be so stupid to live in a place that I couldn't stand, but then again you don't sound very smart!
just me

Gettysburg, PA

#76 Jan 1, 2012
What in the hell did they do before the crosswalk was there? When I went through there the 1st time after it was put there, I was, like, what in the hell is going on. There is enough traffic on that road as it is and you want to slow it down. As far as I know the speed limit is 35mph on that whole road. There is not a seperate speed limit just for the crosswalk. As far as I am concerned, you can stand on the curb and wait until it is clear to cross, just like anywhere else in town that is not at an intersection that has a light to tell you when to cross. Maybe they should have sensors that will tell when cars are far enough away, and a light will come on to tell you that it is safe. Oh yeah that's what the crossing gaurds did at the schools. I guess it is to much for you people to think on your on to cross a street.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#77 Jan 2, 2012
just me wrote:
What in the hell did they do before the crosswalk was there? When I went through there the 1st time after it was put there, I was, like, what in the hell is going on. There is enough traffic on that road as it is and you want to slow it down. As far as I know the speed limit is 35mph on that whole road. There is not a seperate speed limit just for the crosswalk. As far as I am concerned, you can stand on the curb and wait until it is clear to cross, just like anywhere else in town that is not at an intersection that has a light to tell you when to cross. Maybe they should have sensors that will tell when cars are far enough away, and a light will come on to tell you that it is safe. Oh yeah that's what the crossing gaurds did at the schools. I guess it is to much for you people to think on your on to cross a street.
While I agree with what you say, up to a point, unfortunately the law says that a vehicle MUST YIELD to a PEDESTRIAN in a CROSSWALK.
Dick Gozinya

Aspers, PA

#78 Jan 14, 2012
UTZ needs to build a ONE WAY cross walk back over the Mexican border!

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#79 Jan 14, 2012
Dick Gozinya wrote:
UTZ needs to build a ONE WAY cross walk back over the Mexican border!
I sure won't argue with that!!!
Speed Racer

Hanover, PA

#80 Jan 21, 2012
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
While I agree with what you say, up to a point, unfortunately the law says that a vehicle MUST YIELD to a PEDESTRIAN in a CROSSWALK.
In the crosswalk yes, but not someone standing on the sidewalk waiting for a safe time to cross.

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