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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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