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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by fdtutf on Wed Jan 11 13:02:58 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Wed Jan 11 11:52:36 2017.

No I don't drive as fast as I want. I drive as fast as I feel is safe.

There's little, if any, difference in practice.

Often I drive well below the speed limit when I believe it is dangerous to go faster like at night in a rain when pedestrians and cyclists are extremely difficult to see especially when they appear when you don't expect them like the cyclist a few weeks ago who was between the center double yellow line without lights or reflectors and wearing dark clothing.

Or the one you nearly hit on Second Avenue because you weren't looking?

Sometimes I feel they are on a suicide mission. Of course if I had hit him, you would have said that I was wrong and had no business operating a motor vehicle because cyclists and pedestrians are always correct and the motorist is always wrong.

You're putting them in a certain measure of danger simply by operating a motor vehicle. Your share of the responsibility is correspondingly much higher. Don't like it? Don't drive. That's the bargain.


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