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    Pedestrian crossing

    Maybe I just had bad luck but it sure seemed like a lot of drivers were ignoring the pedestrian crossings last week. There were a few times when I had to jump back or forward to avoid being run over. I'm not the type to just blindly walk out in front of someone, so these people had plenty of room to slow or stop. It wasn't just me either, I saw this happen a number of times to others as well.

    Moral of the story: Don't trust anyone, be sure they are stopping or slowing down.

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    Downtown mostly

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    We had a LOT of problems crossing along Palm beach.

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    That is really odd because as a rule drivers readily stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks or where ever.....maybe they need to add those awful speed bumps like they have at the high rise area.....
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    I did not have an issue with this last week. I always waited and made eye contact with the driver just to make sure. I never assume I have right of way in a cross walk anywhere.

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    Maybe it was because we were trying to cross at night after dark. The real tough night was a Sunday night when we were trying to get to Da Vinci. Is it busier on weekends?

    LOL, not as bad as the Aruban screaming at me at the Valero station because our Hertz rental died in front of the gas pump he had to use. His mother would have been proud that he apologized when I told him what happened.

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    we were almost hit 2 times at the cross walk.

    Both times by fellow americans, oblivious to what a cross walk is and what they are supposed to do. This was right in front of the Govt building, the lines are clearly marked. I lol'd.

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    I've never had that problem, of course you just don't run out into the street expecting all the cars to stop, but like they mentioned earlier, eye contact and making sure that the car has stopped.
    I like Aruba traffic.

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