INC NEWS - Support safer streets and sidewalks by VotingYESnextmonth
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Thu Oct 11 15:53:53 EDT 2007
No. It illustrates the futility of the efforts to ban panhandling. The
value of the follow up article was to illustrate that two years later, the
problem was as prevalent as before the ban. There was no safety benefit to
speak of. Yet, there were other consequences .
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The follow-up article is a very good human interest piece.
But it still DOES NOT address the problem of solicitations in streets,
roadways and intersections and how it relates back to SAFETY..
Is the premise here that since people have to solicit for funds to make ends
meet, then makes it ok to do it anywhere they want to (in this case
Interstate 74) correct?
If so, then there's a fatal flaw in it. That being the health and safety
of both parties.
Motorist lawfully using roadways are being exposed to an unsafe and
dangerous situation when confronted with them.
The solicitor is putting themselves in harms way by positioning these
activities in and around traffic.
Think about what happens if/when someone hits one of these solicitors?
870.txt doesn't address these or why they don't chose to solicit in safer
What about the rights of innocent people (drivers and passengers)?.
Is it fair to allow (even permit) a potential accident causing situation to
exist on our roadways?
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