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Bad drivers need to learn road rules fast

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“I see you’re trying to kill me” was my comment to the neighbor after he backed up his vehicle to meet my scowl.

Just moments before, his truck had been racing down the residential street on which we live. Of course, I was presumably pretty visible as I walked down the side of the road, but any small animal or child playing who darted out in front of him unexpectedly might have met their demise.

It’s a pattern I’ve been watching in our community, as well as in cities and towns in other places, for years. Motorists will travel through areas with potentially high pedestrian traffic — such as residential neighborhoods and business parking lots — at speeds that seem to take for granted that no one will appear in front of them.

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