Suburban Assault

Watch Out – Even On The Sidewalks

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Yet another reminder that no matter what your route – road or sidewalk – you’ve got to stay alert for the nut jobs in cars. Here is a traffic/pedestrian walk light that was taken out last night by, what I would assume, somebody losing control of their vehicle and rolling onto the sidewalk.

The dose of reality for me is that I’ve stood behind this pole many times, watching traffic spin around that corner at great speeds. I remember tucking myself behind it with the false sense of security that I was safe from those cars. I mean, what were the odds of a car getting over the curb and through a huge metal pole? Right? Stay safe. Keep an eye out for traffic around you.

Traffic Victim

The cool thing about the city of Richardson is that they were out there fixing it the next morning – much faster than it’s taken them to fix the burnt out bulb that was in the “walk” sign.

Traffic Light Down

Written by dickdavid

February 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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  1. Poles these days aren’t what they used to be… mainly for the good since immovable objects usually kill humans when they are suddenly stopped… a breakaway pole saved a friend of our son a dozen years ago when this friend fell asleep at the wheel on the way home from a Berkner band competition and took out the pole at Arapaho & Yale… I’m always proud of the way that COR workers get out and fix the messes quickly… a sign of a good city! The dedication of our city workers is very commendable!

    On another note we were almost hit by a motorist while we were out on the tandem this afternoon… We didn’t have a stop sign at this particular intersection but the older motorist approaching from our left did, but some little neuron in my brain fired off a message that this guy didn’t see us and/or wasn’t about to stop… he slowed down just a tad and proceeded to run the stop sign… I hit the brakes and we jolted to a sudden stop less than a foot short of his path… The older man slammed on his brakes as well and waved us across… As we were getting our adrenalin down I yelled and pointed that he had the stop sign, to which he waved his middle finger at us and buzzed off… nice old coot! Be careful out there and don’t assume that drivers see you, even when you have the right-away… And don’t be dead right…

    Howard Maher

    February 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  2. Nut jobs in cars. Definitely!

    Steve A

    February 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

  3. Must have been a rash of these Saturday night. Meandering Way and Arapaho had a similar situation going Sunday.

    Bill Johnson

    February 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

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