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    I walk around this area pretty much everyday and I keep wondering how soon it will be before I am "first on the scene" of a pedestrian/MVA event. And more to the point, I wonder what my reactions are going to be. Will I be willing to offer aid, or will I stand there and give a detailed "blow-by-blow" account to the cops of what happened, or will I do both?

    D.C. Studies Pedestrian Safety
    Experimental Safety Measures In Place

    POSTED: 6:36 pm EST February 19, 2007
    UPDATED: 7:03 pm EST February 19, 2007

    WASHINGTON -- A D.C.-wide review is under way to see what can be done to improve pedestrian safety, but both motorists and pedestrians have to be alert to each other, News4's Tom Sherwood reported.

    The study will be finished this fall but rule No. 1 for pedestrians is to be alert. Erik Linden of the D.C. Department of Transportation said motorists need to pay attention to signals, but pedestrians must be aware of motorists who aren't paying attention. {Mal-Note: Do ya think?}

    The District is experimenting with several safety efforts while awaiting its pedestrian review in October. On busy 14th and S streets in Northwest, there's an artsy crosswalk that clearly stands out. On upper Connecticut Avenue, pedestrians for months have been grabbing orange safety flags in an effort to make it across the street.

    But whether they are jaywalking downtown or crossing in a crosswalk near the Verizon Center or elsewhere, pedestrians should look both ways before crossing.

    To comment to DDOT on the pedestrian safety study, click here.
    Copyright 2007 by nbc4.com.


    In my opinion, both drivers and pedestrians need to be made accountable for running yellow/red lights. In a very expensive, non-profitable manner.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

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    Malahat is hereby nominated to keep the points scoring.

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      Originally posted by lvwrench View Post
      Malahat is hereby nominated to keep the points scoring.
      ...What'd you expect - another pretty face???...






      One of the ijit politcos in NYC (Brooklyn, I think) is trying to ban ipod and cell phone use in crosswalks. Why?? I say let Darwin work for his reputation.


      Andy
      Last edited by Murph64; 02-20-2007, 10:09 PM.

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        Originally posted by Murph64 View Post
        ...What'd you expect - another pretty face???...






        One of the ijit politcos in NYC (Brooklyn, I think) is trying to ban ipod and cell phone use in crosswalks. Why?? I say let Darwin work for his reputation.


        Andy

        Theres a push on to ban use of phones while in the crosswalk here too. Not sure that one will "fly" but it does make sense.
        If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

        "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

        "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

        Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

        impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

        IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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