Silent But Deadly

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This morning.

Mill Street/New Row South, Newmarket, Dublin 8

Harry writes:

Walking along Mill Street I was wondering why oncoming cars were flashing their lights and a cyclist was forced onto the footpath….The driver of a ESB electric Mitsubishi iMiEV was driving against the oncoming traffic up a one way street. They had two opportunities to safely do a three point turn but at each occasion of pulling in, they continued on their way finishing with an illegal right turn at the end of the road.
These cars are virtually silent and one individual wearing ear buds attempted to cross the road, correctly watching the road expecting the traffic approaching from the right. They weren’t looking out for a car illegally driving up the one Way Street on their left….they narrowly missed stepping out into the path of car.

28 thoughts on “Silent But Deadly

  1. A Taxpayer

    Persons knocked down while wearing earbuds, or texting are the martyrs of natural selection.

  2. ReproBertie

    “These cars are virtually silent and one individual wearing ear buds attempted to cross the road, correctly watching the road expecting the traffic approaching from the right. ”

    Remember
    1! Look for a safe place
    2! Don’t hurry, stop and wait
    3! Look all around and listen, before you cross the road
    Remember
    4! Let all the traffic pass you
    5! Then walking straight across you
    6! Keep watching
    That’s the safe cross code.

    3 and 6, yeah? 3 and 6?

  3. Mr. T.

    “one individual wearing ear buds attempted to cross the road”

    No he was calling you… “Here bud..”

  4. Mr. T.

    How did you even know he was wearing ear buds?

    And was there a school nearby where children would have been gathering had it been just 8 hours earlier?

  5. snotser

    Bad driver causes near miss – fair enough.
    Whether it was an electric car or a regular car is irrelevant – if he had earbuds in and wasn’t looking where he was going he wouldn’t have heard a regular car either.

  6. Eoghany

    Guy makes a mistake. So what. If driver had attempted a 3 point U turn, you probably would have been equally OUTRAGED!!! Just follow your calling, and join the guards..

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