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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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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