LETTER: Dress to be seen

Pedestrians must accept more responsibility for road safety

At about 5 p.m. on Sunday, I was making a slow left turn on green from George Ferguson Way onto Gladwin Road. It was dark – oncoming white lights were almost blinding – so I was proceeding carefully.

Suddenly, a few feet ahead of me was a pedestrian and dog crossing, presumably on “Walk,” from east to west. We came only seconds from her and her dog getting hit, and admittedly of less importance, me getting a mark against my more than 50 years clean driving record.

The lady, who appeared middle-aged, was dressed in black or dark clothing. The dog walking ahead of her also appeared black. Had I hit the lady or her dog, I would presumably be found guilty and most would say rightly so.

To the lady, I say sorry for giving you a shock, but please consider wearing more intelligent clothing when walking after dark. Pedestrians must accept more responsibility for road safety, even when crossing on a “Walk” sign.

Tony Jones

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