Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Shuffle Faster, Please

82 year old Mayvis Coyle could not beat the red light on a busy five lane highway in Los Angeles. So, she was given a $114 ticket by a motorcycle cop for 'obstructing traffic'. She said she became to shuffle across with her cane when it turned green, but did not make it.

There have been many complaints that the lights turn too quickly even for college students. One person said it changed in 20 seconds from the time it turned green to red. The healthiest of people could not make that light!

Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said she has asked transportation officials to figure out how to accommodate elderly people.

"We should look at those areas with predominantly seniors and accommodate their needs in intersections" she said.

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