:: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 ::
Admit It: EVERYONE Screwed Up On This One
Most of what I'd say in response to the editorial in the DI today I've already said elsewhere, so I'll sum up. I don't see the MTD's ad campaign as "mocking" the student body, more as trying to drill a very obvious fact into their skulls. Whether or not jaywalking was involved in Sarah Channick's death, pedestrian behavior on campus is atrocious and needs improving - not that motorist behavior couldn't do without some improvement either, mind you. Seeing as the facts surrounding Sarah's death are scetchy at best right now, I can understand the MTD's going on autopilot and proceeding with some heavy-handed pedestrian education after the more gentler attempts following Benjamin Robin's walking into a moving bus.
The DI's editorial board also wants to know why nothing was done following Carolyn Jeffers' death in a similar accident a year ago. My simple answer is that it was, at the time, an isolated incident an an intersection where other pedestrian vs. car incidents had previously occurred. Now that we see that accident as the first of three bus vs. pedestrian events instead of just one our view of the incident is different. The DI's board needs to remember that hindsight is 20/20.
Believe it or not, I had this post written over two hours ago, but then Blogger decided that it'd do a canceled maintainence thingy anyway, and in the process brought down the entirety of blogspot. I apologize if anyone had trouble accessing the site - I know I was miffed.
:: The Squire 9:41 PM :: email this post :: ::