Letter: Pedestrians should wait for cars to stop

I have noticed a trend that is affecting road-crossing accidents. People today do not look both ways before stepping into the street.

In fact, some don’t look at all. They just step out in the crosswalk, assuming the drivers will see them and stop. This is wrong. Didn’t your mother teach you how to cross a road?

“Look both ways when crossing the road,” my mother said. I’ll add, “And keep looking both ways as you cross the road, it could save your life!” This is especially true in a multiple-lane situation. Just because the car in the first lane has stopped doesn’t guarantee the drivers in the next lanes will see you and stop.

I won’t cross the next lane until the driver has stopped. I value my life. All walkers should do the same.

Whiting Hyland


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