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Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by blunoz, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. blunoz

    blunoz Member

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    Last night was the second night this week that I've observed joggers after dark running across the street at the intersection of Waxpool and Claiborne on a red light (cross-traffic to the joggers had green light) AND not wearing any reflective gear. It's not going to be long before we have another pedestrian tragedy if this keeps up.

    PLEASE, I beg of you,

    1) Wear REFLECTIVE clothing when running after dark. Watch this.

    2) DON'T run across the street when the cross-traffic has the green light. Do a quick cost-benefit analysis in your head. Is the gain in shortening your run time worth the risk to your life and the emotional trauma it will cause your family and the driver of the car who will hit you? Are you really trying to set some record for speed or achieve some Guiness Book distance in a certain time?

    I strongly recommend either (a) wait for the green walk sign, but that still isn't fool proof - you could still get hit by turning cars that don't see you (as I have been hit once by a car turning right on a red light), or (b) better yet, add 100 yards to your running route and go to one of the pedestrian tunnels that go UNDER the road and present ZERO RISK of getting hit by a car. I am very thankful for the people who planned our community and put the tunnels there, and I plan my running routes to take me to the pedestrian tunnels.

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  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    But black/dark are slimming colors!
     
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  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    saw some guy wearing some wear striped thing with white strips on his hat or something... but was still very hard to see. White != reflective people.
     
  4. blunoz

    blunoz Member

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    The link I provided in my previous post is for the "No White At Night" video that shows people in white running next to people running with reflective gear on. You can see the reflective gear out in excess of 1,000 feet away, but you don't see the ones just wearing white until like 250 feet.
     
  5. jdhauer

    jdhauer Active Member

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    It's not just at night. I'm driving every weekday morning around 5:15 and every morning I come across at least 1-2 joggers/runners all dressed in black from head to toe. No reflectors. The lady who likes to run in the middle of Broadlands Boulevard surprises me every time even though I know to expect her.
     
  6. jsteye

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    Not sure if this applies or not, but joggers on Demott Road going to or from Harris Teeter to Waxpool Road, can't you move to the grass for the split second a car is coming. You shouldn't be in the freaking car lane. Especially when it is more than one jogger, I notice they love to use the whole right lane??!!! Wish I could run over you guys.
     

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