Video Album - Trouble on Lambert Creek
From when the trouble started in 2006, I started reporting to law enforcement the threatening and reckless driving of several vehicles on the roadways,
Sheriff officers have told me this is a "lawless area," so my complaints are not without merit. But they have to be the ones to see the activity in order to write citations, and have sufficient evidence to stand up in court.|
But as the incidents continue to accumulate, of drivers that harass and threaten me, and close encounters on the public roads, I feel like I am fighting against a brick wall, or tilting at windmills, for it now seems a hopeless battle that is only destroying me, as it has my horses.
Evidence beyond my say so begins with my first body cam, starting in
2009. This first video is still heart pounding, and is a good example of how drivers should not behave.
Idaho 9B-29349 accelerated to 35 pulling noisy trailer. Cowgirl (horse) darted her head back and forth to the ditch twice just before the truck went past. Considered leaping? This truck came from same address that another vehicle previously went by us twice at 35 with 1 foot separation.
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This one in 2011 was my first accident.
2 ATV speeding, slowed down some, but... got off balanced up on Abby's neck, and when she did stop, down I went. The hyperextension injury to my right elbow resulted in tendonitis, and has never recovered.
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The sheriff deputy responded quickly, but was unable to locate these two, even with the clear, full-size pictures [JPG] from this video.
This one in 2009 was typical and consistant of the driving habits of the local trouble makers.
A67378W Slowed to 47 in a 30 MPH zone. This vehicle regularly went back and forth at 50-53 MPH.
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I had time to stop my horse, and get the second camera out because the engine roar was so loud, I could hear him coming.
The county road is posted
SPEED LIMIT 30
The daily problem here affecting everybody, is drug-or-drunk DUI drivers that are bad enough to be Negligent and Reckless.
The residents here in our rural residential neighborhood, are getting upset at the lack of action or enforcement of the 30 MPH speed limit.
Combined with the number of animals run over in the last 4 plus years, and the increasing number of close-calls including Yours-truly, the danger is high enough that residents do not feel comfortable walking alongside the road. This is not a freeway!
I've been nearly run over several times, and when a vehicle comes at your horse at 50 MPH leaving only a few feet to spare, either you move (sell by real estate), or take back your neighborhood. If the good people do nothing, then what hope is there?
Because of two points: this year (2012) there are enough neighbors who are upset, and second, the frequency and velocity has risen to such a level; that I felt compelled to increase my attempts to get proof for law enforcement to act upon, thus increased surveilance resulting in videos such as these below, and filling a DVD for submitting to them.
I finally captured some videos that show the activity here can't be denied.
RCW 46.61.400(1,3) Basic rule and maximum limits, the duty of all persons to use due care, and drive at a reduced speed when special hazard exists.|
RCW 46.61.500(1) Reckless driving defined as disregard for safety.
RCW 46.61.465 Exceeding speed limit is evidence of reckless driving.
RCW 46.61.025 Persons riding animals upon a roadway shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.