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Reminders – Drivers Please Beware of Pedestrians Walking

Today, September 22nd, the driver of a White Mazda had forced myself, my daughter, my niece and nephew to walk into ongoing traffic. I cannot believe how rude you were. I proceeded to cross the four way at 101 Street and 107th Avenue during rush hour and made eye contact with you.

You continued to move forward so you could quickly make a right through a red light. I motioned to you that there were pedestrians walking and you laughed at us. I cannot believe that ignorant behaviour.

Drivers, please be cautious and if you see children and adults walking when it’s their turn, please do not force them
to walk into ongoing traffic, and to laugh about it? Full grown adult male how mature are you. Take your headphones out and pay attention to your surroundings.

So many times I have come close to almost getting hit. I should not have to walk in fear because drivers are to impatient.

Thank you.

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(Submitted on September 23rd at 11:35am)

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  1. Omar Manji Omar Manji says:

    How sad. This shouldn’t be something people need to be reminded of.

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  2. That’s normal for here. The crosswalk could be lighted, with lights flashing and everything. 10 or more vehicles will race through before someone decides to put their entitlement, and being self absorbed to stop at the light. Same goes with crosswalks without the lights, but they’re marked. Pedestrians could stand there for 15 minutes before someone actually stops. How hard is it to stop for a few seconds to let people cross the road? Are drivers here so entitled, and self absorbed that they can’t put that shit aside for a few seconds to be courteous?

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  3. I’ve often fantasized about chucking something heavy in my hand at their vehicles when they do this.

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  4. I HATE when drivers do this!! When I’m driving I will wait until they reach the sidewalk (what happens if they fall or drop something?) and I’ve been honked at so many times to start driving!!

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  5. Rose Kievit Rose Kievit says:

    Seems no matter how many posts there are about pedestrians and drivers nobody gets the hint!! It doesn’t matter how busy the intersection is, there seems to be always somebody behind the wheel that just can’t wait! I really hate the ones that motion you to cross and keep rolling towards you! If you want to go so bad, why let me cross??? Or the ones that think that revving their engines will make somebody walk faster.

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  6. Should have kicked his car

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  7. This happened recently to myself, my kids, a girlfriend and her kids. We took down the license plate and called the police. They traced the plate and sent out an alert to police cars in the area to talk to the woman driving.

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  8. And watch for at marked crosswalks please. Twice now my daughter’s stroller would have been hit if I had started pushing right away. Thank God I had to move my hands for comfort

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  9. Kick their car and fall over screaming like they ran you over

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  10. Dave Ranch Dave Ranch says:

    Welcome to stupid drivers Edmonton I have seen it lots I stopped for a ped the other day some Chinese lady goes flying past me almost hitting her and today stopped 6 cars couldn’t even bother stopping

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  11. Cindy Mason Cindy Mason says:

    Far to many self centered drivers on the road, I counted 30 cars going by at crosswalk one time before I could get across. Another thing that gets me are the ones that don’t seem to understand that the stop line is where the front bumper of your car is supposed to be, not your front seat or rear tires.

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  12. I was waiting to pedestrians on whyte ave while coming out of a parkade and there was only enough room for one vehicle at a time, the guy who was turning into the parkade was losing his shit, as I was waiting for enough space between pedestrians on the sidewalk waving his arms around and quite obviously cursing at me, as I pointed out the people walking past. Some people have no patience !

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  13. I was waiting to pedestrians on whyte ave while coming out of a parkade and there was only enough room for one vehicle at a time, the guy who was turning into the parkade was losing his shit, as I was waiting for enough space between pedestrians on the sidewalk waving his arms around and quite obviously cursing at me, as I pointed out the people walking past. Some people have no patience !

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  14. From a drivers point if view, how many times do you see pedestrians starting to cross when the light has a ready had a wait signal for 5 seconds, the wait light is so cars can turn, people shouldn’t be starting to cross after the wait light starts, happens all the time downtown.

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  15. I’m really tempted to put a cam on my stroller and walk around filming what drivers do .

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