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Old 05-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #15
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I can relate. First tow, coming home from purchasing, lost, with missed turns & closed on-ramps from Interstate construction in South Chicago backstreets, passing a slow moving bus... only then do I see the intersection traffic signal has gone red... All stop from 40ish mph in a bus (still moving slowly) length with eight wheels howling at almost locking up... Bus driver merely nodded at me...

Good show Mrs. Mod for anticipating 'something' and being on the brake before the horn!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:41 PM   #16
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Mrs. Mod, glad everyone is OK. Be extra careful if you come to Washington State. Pedestrians rule here, crosswalk or no crosswalk. People will walk out into traffic talking on phones etc. Seattle is terrible. Good job keeping everything under control. I would have checked my pants too.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:57 PM   #17
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Mrs. Mod, glad everyone is OK. Be extra careful if you come to Washington State. Pedestrians rule here, crosswalk or no crosswalk. People will walk out into traffic talking on phones etc. Seattle is terrible. Good job keeping everything under control. I would have checked my pants too.

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Hi Dan,
We've traveled to Oregon a few times and noticed they have a ped-right-of-way law too.

Thanks everyone for the kudos. I wasn't going so fast. I had my son in the truck after all. But I did have to stop it right quick!
I kinda felt bad for the lady too. Stepping out in the street is the kind of bonehead move I would make. If pulling over was easier, I probably would have gone back to see if she was ok.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #18
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By the way, does the 'points' system still count? She would have been a solid 2 points! Extra points if you hit her with the TT only.
Deduct one point if she was talking on a cell phone, for the distraction. You get zero points if she was texting, but you get an Attaboy for taking her out of the gene pool.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #19
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Two thumbs up for paying attention to your surroundings and being ready to react. You likely saved her life by staying alert.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #21
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It's just as much fun in an eighteen-wheeler . . but don't ask me why they'd walk backwards away from their car . . out onto the lane of an Interstate while on the phone. Must have been the sheer drama of the hand gestures necessary to convey to the listener the severity of the breakdown.

Car parked perfectly. Starboard side wheels off onto grass.

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