Letter: Ignorant Q-C drivers don't know crosswalk rules

Posted Online: April 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
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This is to the ignorant Quad-Citians who yelled at me to get out of the road on Easter Sunday about noon when I was in the crosswalk at the corner of 7th Street and 16th Avenue in Moline!

The law about pedestrians in crosswalks is that: A vehicle must yield right-of-way for a person in a crosswalk, NOT almost hit them, taunt them and tell them that their "mother should teach them better!" HA!

I am a mother and I have instructed my children that pedestrians in crosswalks have the right-of-way! But that you still must be careful because there a lot of ignorant people around that do not know the law!

I personally am fed up and am looking to move!

Georgine Corby,


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