WALK RIGHT!

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WALK RIGHT!

Year: 1984

Categories: Law | Politics, Lifestyle | Culture


Overview:

In December of 1984, Joseph Virgil Skaggs (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs), had had enough of the outrageous behavior exhibited by inconsiderate, unconscious, hostile pedestrians in New York City. Skaggs formed WALK RIGHT! — an ad hoc group of vigilante sidewalk etiquette enforcers who patrolled the streets to make New York a better place to live and walk.

Joey Skaggs' WALK RIGHT! Commandos

This fascistic group, dressed in all black with WALK RIGHT! sweat shirts published a petition that listed sixty six rules for pedestrians which they wanted to have enacted into law. The list included such regulations as:

  • All shopping and laundry carts must have their wheels well oiled
  • Obese people must walk single file
  • Different types of lanes were to be established — one way lanes, a passing lane, window shopping lanes, etc.
  • Pedestrians must choose one lane and stay in it
  • No changing directions except at designated areas
  • No stopping while walking except when in the shopping lane
  • No gesticulating while walking
  • No eating while walking
  • No short people with umbrellas unless held at minimum height of 5′ 10″

Pedestrians who violated the sidewalk rules were to be fined and forced to attend a WALK RIGHT! sidewalk etiquette school. WOR TV Channel 9 News and CNN, walked right into WALK RIGHT!

Watch WALK RIGHT! on CNN (2:40):

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