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Old 09-02-2007, 10:41 AM
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I just read an intersting article in the Letters to the Editor section of the Daily Sun. A walker is concerned about golf cart etiquette. As a walker myself I stay close to the side and often move to the grass to give those in golf carts room. I would say 98% of those in golf carts are very courteous to walkers and there has only been a small percent that have actually scared me. My question is in the article this person mentions when walking in a tunnel you should walk in the raised area in the center of the tunnel. Is this accurate? When I walk I very rarely use the tunnels since I think crossing the streets may be safer. The few times I did walk through a tunnel I ran to get to the other side to avoid oncoming golf carts. If I ever become comfortable walking the tunnels is it correct to walk in the center? To me this seems scary. Thanks!
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MSNPA:
I saw that letter this morning, too, and wondered first why the writer would even think about walking "in the middle" of the "road", then wondered what the h___ he/she was talking about when saying the "raised" portion!
I'm not a walker, but I sure wouldn't walk in the middle. Might just as well down the centerline of some main drag (like CR466 east of Morse, where it's two lanes)!
Some folks are just weird! :dontknow:
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That letter tickled me! I especially liked the part about "she couldn't hear some of the newer carts coming up behind her because they are so quiet"....Hello! You walk FACING THE CARTS don't you? As for walking in the tunnels, you hug the wall, wear something light or a little light blinker or risk getting clobbered. I do NOT excuse cart drivers from their responsibility to drive safely including making sure that the occasionally clueless don't get hurt. It's all about common sense..for the walkers and the cart drivers!
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