Manitowoc Election what it means for drivers

I found out on the news about who got voted in for the city of Manitowoc,  I am not going to mention names as I am very concerned about this very pro-bicycle persons agenda.

That pesky “wheel tax” could come back,  down town could be closed to motor vehicles,  among other feel good do nothing legislation that could be implemented at the local level,  I won’t be naming those off just in case they are reading this, however the bicycle lobby generally ignores what others have to say unless it helps their agenda, I am not going to further the bicycle lobbies war on driving.

Jay walkers

I was down in Two Rivers, Wisconsin for a while today,  and today I witnessed some dumb-ass ( sorry no other way to put it ) pedestrian jaywalk in front of another driver over on forest ave near 22nd st.  I blame state, and local governments for not educating anyone except drivers for this problem.

What makes a person walk out in front of a moving vehicle that may not be able to stop in time is incomprehensible.  However it is clear that state right of way laws make people stupid!

On the Wisconsin department of transportation website,  it has pointers for pedestrians,  I wish they would educate pedestrians on this.

Yield to drivers if you are not in a cross walk, or intersection.  Or where you don’t have a walk or green signal.

Oh another thing, don’t expect drivers to see you in the dark either.  Always look both ways before crossing,  I do and no one has hit me.  Same thing when people are backing out of a drive way, they may not see you.  When I walk at night I choose to wait until they have backed out as I use common sense when I go out for a walk.