Drivers killing pedestrians

Drivers killing pedestrians

Posted in the Port Angeles Forum

Terreca

Port Angeles, WA

#1 Apr 3, 2012
I was just wondering if drivers paid more attention to people crossing the street if they would be able to not hit and kill some one walking in there lane? Does it mattter if the person was drunk or an old person with dimentia? I wonder how many people driving saw this person in the road before they got hit and killed? I also wonder if I would be the only one to stop and make sure that person got help instead of getting ignored til someone did hit them. I've seen people pull over and stop traffic cuz of a dog wandering in the road. This is disapointing. Or maybe it was cuz they where homeless living in the local Port Angeles shelter? Maybe if the local shelters would be true to what they clam in offering help to are homeless people, they would'nt be wondering the streets. If they can turn out someone cripled with pnuemonia cuz they where behind on there chores, to be found dead a week later...whats wrong with this picture? The public would be shocked of the reasons why people are being kicked out of the local shelters and how many people end up dead.
Beezus

Seattle, WA

#2 Jun 13, 2012
Maybe the PEDESTRIANS should pay attention to drivers coming their way? Duh, cars are bigger and CAN HURT YOU! Why test the theory otherwise?

Too often I see pedestrians popping out into the street - inconsiderate of the fact that even though they know they (incorrectly so in my opinion) have the 'right of way'- they assume/expect drivers to automatically see them and cram on their brakes. So then this causes an accident - either the person behind the driver rear-ends him, and/or the driver (even though he brakes) still ends up hitting the ped because he wasn't able (literally) to stop in time.

I see this behavior from peds constantly in towns like Port Angeles and Sequim. GET A CLUE - use the crosswalks, you dummies! And then BE CAREFUL. I know some of our stupid-azzed laws are part to blame for your 'right of way' automatic out, but still... show some common sense.

And Terreca, if you're so concerned about the homeless, why don't you open your home to them? The shelters are always full - over full, actually - and it's not a jail; people come and go at will. You talk like it's the shelter's responsiblity to be the homeless ones' keepers - it's not. Be your own brothers keeper! Instead of just bitching about it, DO something about it. There is nothing wrong with "this picture", you just expect others to hide your dirty laundry for you so you don't have to deal with it. Geesh. If you feel so bad about the shelter refusing to take on even more people, I guess you condone overcrowding of the shelters? They can only help so many people. If it bothers you so much, please feel free to donate all your worldly goods to the shelter (or city, county, state, federal governments) so they can build more or bigger shelters.:-)

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