A Naugatuck Runner's Plea to Drivers on the Road

Have you had any run-ins with drivers or joggers out on the road? Let us know in the comments section.

Photo: Craig Sunter via Flckr.com
Photo: Craig Sunter via Flckr.com
A Naugatuck Patch user wrote the following note on our Facebook page after an unpleasant experience this morning:

"Please remember when driving to look both left and right before pulling out of parking lots. As a runner I do my part as I run against traffic as far over as possible and if a see a vehicle in a lot I wait for him or her to acknowledge me before I cross. Please do not take after the classy gentleman in the white SUV pulling out of the gas station across from Walmart this morning at 6:30 who only looked left, took his left and then flipped me off when he realized I was there."


Bruce June 24, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Welp, folks, I think it's safe to turn off the lights on the Patch. Between AOL gutting it and whatever's going on now under independent management, I think it's safe to say it's usefulness is done. Thank you, Running Man.
CT Bike June 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Koralin, blind spots, really? So it's OK to hit someone if they are in the blind spot of the driver? I've been driving for 40 years, I also ride a bicycle, but not on the roads anymore. Why? I have been hit 3 times, one of which put me in the ER, by drivers who have passed me and turned right directly in front of me. All said they did not see me but I was wearing a bright yellow reflective jacket or shirt and following traffic laws and maintaining road speed (20 to 25 MPH) in the right lane or shoulder. Maybe drivers should just put down the cell phone and pay attention? That was a factor in two of the times I was hit, the other she just had no clue and blamed me for her turning in front of me. Just because you are in a car does not mean you own the road.
george straz June 25, 2014 at 07:47 AM
CT Bike says it exactly right (put down the cell phone).


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