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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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