In my area there is a proliferation of "joggers" who routinely run IN the street - even thoughneighborhood sidewalks are smooth: most have been replaced within the last 10 years - these idiots insist on running with the cars!
This morning I witnessed two instances where two different joggers at two different locations experienced near-misses with cars. These lunatics should be home, or go to a "Y" or somewhere where there is a track you can run on. STAY OFF THE STREET! ARE YOU STUPID?
There. I shouted. It won't work. The problem is, these clowns don't fear vehicles and they mistakenly believe they have the right-of-way no matter what and that all traffic should be aware of them.
Let's do something about this!
I have a couple of different suggestions:
(1) The City or perhaps better yet the County Legislature could pass an ordinance banning running in the street s after storms
(2) All runners caught in the street would be tciketed
(3) Runners would be required to purchase "my fault" runners insurance - where they agree to bear all costs, not hold any driver at fault (unless of course the driver is obviously drunk or otherwise in violation of law)
Any or all of the above would likely force these nitwits to observe common sense!