Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Pedistrians in the Crosshairs
A post titled Caught in a Set Up describes how the Orange County Sheriff office set up a no win situation that culminated in my being ticketed for failure to 'yield the right of way' to a pedestrian. I ended up paying a hefty fine for my negligence.
What is the latest scourge on the roadways of Central Florida? Pedestrians.
Are they a danger to traffic? Absolutely. Are they a danger to others? You betcha. Will they be fined for their crime? Okay, now the questions are just getting silly. Of course they will. This is Florida, after all.
But, what crime will these wanton souls disregarding our safety be charged with, you may ask.
Texting While Walking.
There will be a ban on Florida sidewalks as of October from people texting while walking, due to the flooding of the local ER's.
No. I'm not kidding. Read the Orlando Sentinel article here.
Big brother is alive and well, and watching over us. Protecting us. From ourselves. Just don't text about it while walking.