- A driver
- November 25, 2012 - 11:10
@Ryan what a outrageous remark .I as a driver have every right to drive and to be on the road as much as a pedestrian Like a pedestrian we have to drive with caution as much as they have to walk with caution,most people walking with the streets being so dark should be wearing reflectors vest or something bright in color.You are right some drivers just don,t care they are going to drive though a cross walk anyway and yes they should be ticketed big time.And you are wrong pedestrians do not have the right of way all the time,some people walking think they can jump of a sidewalk thinking that big truck or car can stop in a second,but they can,t.Both sides has to use common sense when they are walking/driving,and yes I went to driving school.So don,t make such silly comments about drivers.Grow up in other words.
- November 23, 2012 - 23:55
First of all I do agree with you Ryan everyone assumes when accidents happen the public are always there to jump in and say that they are texting or on cell phones,in some cases that is true,but it's not always the case.And yes pedestrians do have the right of way when they are on a cross walk,if they are not on a cross walk it's jay walking.In alot of cases pedestrians jump on a cross walk thinking it's ok but they also have to use common sense that car may be already on that crosswalk and it's hard to stop a big machine on a dime.I had many close calls in the downtown area when a pedestrian jump of a side walk,between cars and thinking they havethe right of way but they don,t.There are an awefull lot of ignorant pedestrians here in the city that would never see anywhere else in the country.Anywhere in the country you step of the sidewalk you are under their wheels.So both the driver and the pesdestrian have to use common sense.
- Ryan Marshall
- November 23, 2012 - 13:03
Addressing "WHADDAyA AT?"'s comment: are yuo seriously that thick? regardless of what theyre doing or they're dispositions, I don't know if yuo did DRIVING SCHOOL or not, but PEDESTRIANS ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY, ESPECIALLY ON A CORSSWALK. it's people like you who think you own the road yuo are driving on that cause serious accidents just like this one. driving is a privelidge, not a right, respect it.
- November 23, 2012 - 21:14
Actually, pedestrians are supposed to wait for traffic to stop, even on a crosswalk, before crossing the road. I'm not referring to this particular case, but many times people just walk out into the street without looking first to see if a driver has seen them.
- Whaddaya At ?
- November 23, 2012 - 10:35
Not referring to this particular case, but I'm always amazed at the number of people who use crosswalks while chatting with their friends, yakking or texting on their cellphones, or have their heads down, completely ignoring vehicles coming towards them. How can people be that naive ?. Do they think they're safe because there are painted lines on the ground ?. This is NL, folks, where using a crosswalk is not something to be taken lightly.
- Donald Prole
- November 23, 2012 - 15:04
I 100 PERCENT do expect to be SAFE IN A CROSS WALK .. sweet lord .. LAST night on the corner of Terra Nova and Crobise road, i was in the middle of the cross walk and almost got run over, the driver didn't even stop, God forbid that he acutally drive the speed limit of 50!! he flew by me doing close to 80 ..
- November 23, 2012 - 09:41
i hope a judge will this driver the max because there are too many distracted drivers on the roads today and not paying attention .your not home on the chesterfield playing games .there are lives at stake
- E. McCormack
- November 23, 2012 - 09:34
This happens all the time in this city. There is no pedestrian culture at all in St John's. It's as though drivers have no concept that people actually walk. I have been hit,/almost hit innumerable times in this city. Even from people driving company vehicles (like a CBC staffer). It's a miravle no one gets killed daily. St John's has the worst drivers I've ever seen and there needs to be a major education and accountability campaign about this issue. St John's is not a friendly place to live.