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Offline zerodish

Pedestrian deaths up again.
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:21:50 am »
In the first half of 2020 pedestrian deaths went from 2951 to 2957 in spite of the fact that motorists drove 16.5 percent fewer miles. In addition the arrests for people driving over 100 miles an hour has increased though I don't have nation wide data. In the past year I have been hit by a suburban type vehicle. I can't see it was any thing but a murder attempt. 2 people have either tried to hit me or they thought it would be funny to try and scare me. I was in a cross walk and a driver who was on the phone made a right turn in front of me then hit the brakes. He was then rear ended by another driver who was also talking on the phone. The second driver got out and jumped up and down on his hood. I decided to leave rather than get involved in a road rage fight. I now believe cell phones are causing 20 percent of all motorist pedestrian and bicycle deaths.

Offline ray b

Re: Pedestrian deaths up again.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 12:37:08 pm »
In the first half of 2020 pedestrian deaths went from 2951 to 2957 in spite of the fact that motorists drove 16.5 percent fewer miles. In addition the arrests for people driving over 100 miles an hour has increased though I don't have nation wide data. In the past year I have been hit by a suburban type vehicle. I can't see it was any thing but a murder attempt. 2 people have either tried to hit me or they thought it would be funny to try and scare me. I was in a cross walk and a driver who was on the phone made a right turn in front of me then hit the brakes. He was then rear ended by another driver who was also talking on the phone. The second driver got out and jumped up and down on his hood. I decided to leave rather than get involved in a road rage fight. I now believe cell phones are causing 20 percent of all motorist pedestrian and bicycle deaths.
Smart move.

We feel your pain, but you're expending your time and energy on the wrong forum by preaching to the choir.

Recommend you get this experience to all your legislators at local, state, and federal level with a simple, single recommendation to get people off the phone while driving (or riding).

Consider donation to or membership in regional and national advocacy and planning groups to help address infrastructural issues.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 12:41:46 pm by ray b »
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