I want to get a train air horn and blast the pedestrians that walk against the light and the bicyclists who don't follow traffic rules.
If they are not in the crosswalk it's game.:cool:I hate the people who just cross dont look if cars are coming. Then the news always reports people getting hit but fail to say if they didnt look both ways, jaywalking, burried in their phone or just darting out like a deer. And dont get me started on the ****** Armstrongs on their bikes!!!!
Washington is full of arrogant pedestrians and bicyclists with the "I dare you to hit me" attitude. Every once in a while, someone takes the dare.I've had a few of them give me the "go ahead and hit me look".
The Spandex boys are the most arrogant of them all. They will break every rule, but if you do not give them their three feet, they complain the loudest. They are just as arrogant when they are on the bicycle trail, on the rare occasions that they actually do bother to use it, that is. I had one damned near****** Armstrongs on their bikes!!!!
If they are not in the crosswalk it's game.:cool:
Again, keep in mind the doctrine of "last clear chance". You can not just hit a pedestrian. Do not do that especially in D.C. D.C. takes a dimmer view than most jurisdictions of striking a pedestrian.To be honest with you you can technically hit a pedestrian and they will be the ones at fault only if they are not in a crosswalk or if they are going against the crosswalk signal. You have the right-of-way and they do not.
There have been plenty of times where I wanted to hit one of them to teach them a lesson
I recently saw PSA banners on the side of a Metrobus. It said something about pedestrians use the crosswalks and bikes need to obey vehicle laws.That's too bad, I guess if I hit one of these guys and they sue me they can have at it with this $20 I made last week.
I believe that by law bikers are supposed to obey the traffic lights in the same matter that vehicles do. I actually think bikers should be required to carry a license plate and registration. I am sure attitudes would change when accountability is in place
I don't have a problem with bicyclists that follow the rules. I don't have a problem with the ones that don't. If you don't follow the rules AND expect to not get run over, I have a problem with that.I recently saw PSA banners on the side of a Metrobus. It said something about pedestrians use the crosswalks and bikes need to obey vehicle laws.
Technically they're vehicles, subject to regular vehicle laws. In practice they're annoying little pansies that should be my next hood ornament...
Drive buses in DC too some of our buses do have air horns. DC is a welfare state, nothing the peds do is illegal. As long as they are in the crosswalk they are protected even if they cross on the don't walk.