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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    At night the road is generally more lit up than a sidewalk is...helping prevent shredding your knees/ankles on potentially crappy sidewalk.

    And the fact that the person apparently hit the grill leads me to believe that's an absolutely atrocious driver. This isn't a time the runner got clipped by the side mirror.

    That said, when running on the road, make it easy to see yourself. When I run at night I always have reflective clothing and shoes which make me pretty damn hard to miss.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    At night the road is generally more lit up than a sidewalk is...helping prevent shredding your knees/ankles on potentially crappy sidewalk.

    And the fact that the person apparently hit the grill leads me to believe that's an absolutely atrocious driver. This isn't a time the runner got clipped by the side mirror.

    That said, when running on the road, make it easy to see yourself. When I run at night I always have reflective clothing and shoes which make me pretty damn hard to miss.
    When you run on the road, which side do you run on?



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    When you run on the road, which side do you run on?
    Runners should be going at traffic. Cyclists should be with traffic.


    The number of people who don't understand this is frightening.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    That said, when running on the road, make it easy to see yourself. When I run at night I always have reflective clothing and shoes which make me pretty damn hard to miss.
    This. This is a time you want to stand out like a sore thumb. It may save your life. This also applies to bicycles and motorcycles.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    I'm surprised more cities don't require lights when walking and jogging. Bicycles are required to have both front and back at night so why not extend that to anyone using the road such as joggers? This is an inexpensive piece of equipment to attach to a belt.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I'm surprised more cities don't require lights when walking and jogging. Bicycles are required to have both front and back at night so why not extend that to anyone using the road such as joggers? This is an inexpensive piece of equipment to attach to a belt.
    Honestly, wearing intelligent clothing makes me notice things a lot more than just a reflector like bikes have. I used to have a blinking light I could clip to my clothes but have found wearing clothes with reflective material in them makes me a lot easier to see.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    I kind of disagree, call me an ***, ban me, whatever, but this brings to light, imo, a growing problem, especially in my community. People jogging of all hours of the night and early morning, in pitch black, in the middle of the street. OK, let's find the driver first, sure and charge them for a hit and run, but there is more to this than just a bad, dumb driver.

    I feel terrible for this person, no one should ever get hit by a car, especially in a hit and run incident, but this is a good time for people to realize that it's less likely you will get hit jogging if you are doing it on the sidewalk as opposed to the street. I've never understood why jogging in the street is considered accepted behavior, if you are in an area with sidewalks.

    And if you arent.. Drive 3 blocks to an area that does have them. No excuse to ever have to jog on the street, unless you do not have a car.

    I frequently see people jogging along Delaware at night in the Briarwood area.


    THAT said.... if you God forbid hit someone, I can not see how you would not want to help them.


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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    And if you arent.. Drive 3 blocks to an area that does have them. No excuse to ever have to jog on the street, unless you do not have a car.

    I frequently see people jogging along Delaware at night in the Briarwood area.


    THAT said.... if you God forbid hit someone, I can not see how you would not want to help them.
    Fail



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Honestly, wearing intelligent clothing makes me notice things a lot more than just a reflector like bikes have. I used to have a blinking light I could clip to my clothes but have found wearing clothes with reflective material in them makes me a lot easier to see.
    If you are following the law, your bike needs more than a reflector at night. Front and rear lights are required in all the areas I've lived when biking at night. Reflective clothing is still dependent on the drivers lights hitting them to be seen. Lights help drivers recognize the runner from a greater distance and make needed precautions.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Fail

    I guess I would just never trust bad drivers. Way too many people driving around texting, messing with crap in their car for me to trust that they will see me jogging on a busy road at night no matter how many reflectors I was wearing.

    I would rather jog somewhere safer.

    That doesn't seem too crazy too me



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I guess I would just never trust bad drivers. Way too many people driving around texting, messing with crap in their car for me to trust that they will see me jogging on a busy road at night no matter how many reflectors I was wearing.

    I would rather jog somewhere safer.

    That doesn't seem too crazy too me
    you changed from telling us what we should do 2 telling us what you would do... pretty big difference



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    you changed from telling us what we should do 2 telling us what you would do... pretty big difference


    My only point in the original post was that you should never HAVE to run on the street. The option always remains to find a sidewalk.. obviously anyone can risk doing whatever they want to do.

    There was not much FAIL in saying that no body should ever HAVE to run on the street.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    I drive a silver Saturn that has been mistaken for a Toyota before (for some unknown reason) and has front end damage from a deer collision that I've yet to fix. I also live near 56th street. Can't wait to have the neighbors report me to the cops.


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    Sorry to hear about this. Terrible and wish her a very speedy recovery. Humans can have some of the best qualities and some of the absolute worst.



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    Re: Hit and Run Victim

    I run on the streets of my town all the time. In the dark. The reason, you ask? If I used the sidewalks in this town, I'd snap an ankle.



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