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Old 07-20-10, 11:25 AM
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noisebeam
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I grew up in a rural area with some higher speed roads, no paved shoulders and thick grassy road edgeway which was not good for walking. As a kid my dad taught us to walk against traffic and to be visible in the roadway. When a vehicle approached you could then take note if they saw you when they moved left or if they did not you had plenty of time to step off the roadway. He modeled walking well into the roadway (~3') to get better reaction. On curves/corner.hills or other places of short sight lines we learned to cross the street and/or stay off the pavement and walk in the brush. Obviously this method would not work for a bicycle and likewise we were taught to cycle with traffic flow.
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