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1,177 - Pedestrian Safety

January 29th, 2016

Episode 353 of 489 episodes

Nobody walks in L.A. But if you do, find out why you need to be careful by listening to this episode. Slow dialog: 1:15 Explanations: 3:03 Fast dialog: 16:38 Rueben: I never imagined walking our daughter to school could be so dangerous. Carla: What happened? Rueben: We were walking on the sidewalk approaching the intersection. The crossing guard was there to stop traffic so we could cross the street. We were halfway through the designated crosswalk when a guy driving like a demon whips around the corner. Carla: And he didn’t stop at the stop sign? Rueben: No, he didn’t even slow down. Carla: Didn’t he see the crossing guard or the other pedestrians? Rueben: There are several big trees there, so it’s a blind corner with limited visibility. Carla: Still, he should have stopped. Was anyone hurt? Rueben: No, we were able to get out of his way, but he could have easily taken out five or six people! Carla: That’s crazy. What we need are flashing crosswalk signs. Maybe that would get drivers’ attention. Rueben: And maybe armor for our daughter, too? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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