[nagdu] Crossing a highway
sleigland at bresnan.net
Fri Jul 26 18:21:48 UTC 2013
oh tracy that had to be a terrible night. How did you come back from
On 7/26/2013 6:33 AM, Tracy Carcione wrote:
> Hi Marilyn.
> Yes, Jericho Turnpike in Nassau County. I had to cross it to get home
> from the train station. There was a light, but it was night, during
> an ice storm, so there wasn't much traffic, and no one to ask. I made
> my best guess, and I guessed wrong. My dog was killed. It was a
> terrible night. An audible signal would have save me a lot of sorrow.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <t21114 at optonline.net>
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> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [nagdu] Crossing a highway
>> Tracy is that Jericho Turnpike on Long Island?. I have cross it near
>> GDF a few years ago with 2 of my friends and there guide dogs. I
>> would never do that one again . There was no light on that corner. I
>> have also crossed RT 111 and Main Street in Smithtown. On Main Street
>> in Smithtown after I spoke to a Legislator how hard it was crossing
>> this street to meet with her she said I know you will do something
>> about it. I did . I requested 3 Audible Pedestrians Signal. Sadly 2
>> people were killed crossing that street who could see after I put
>> the request in .There was a lot of protesting about the traffic there
>> and a few months last the light were installed. I prayed crossing
>> that one. I have had more close calls on side roads walking as we
>> don't have side walks .
>> Marilyn and Anna
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Tracy Carcione
>> Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:20 pm
>> Subject: [nagdu] Crossing a highway
>> To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
>>> Marilyn, while it's true that a dog will refuse to go if she
>>> sees a car
>>> coming, it's also true that she can only see so far, and, if a
>>> car is coming
>>> fast, as they do on highways, she may not see it far enough away
>>> to react
>>> quickly enough to save you both.
>>> I know this from both lectures and bitter experience. I was hit
>>> trying to
>>> cross Jericho Turnpike one night.
>>> I'm with Cindy. I don't like crossing highways at all anymore.
>>> I know
>>> sometimes it's the only way to go, but I would much rather not.
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