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More Prince Rupert pedestrian concerns

Editor:

I too would like to write about dangerous pedestrian issues, specifically those pushing their precious cargos in strollers.

Sometimes you wonder how precious they can be when you often see mothers stepping off curbs pushing strollers into traffic with out once looking either way. Just because your using a crosswalk doesn’t mean a driver will see you or have time to stop. These are 2000+ lbs. vehicles you’re pushing your strollers in the path of.

Do we not teach our children to STOP, LOOK BOTH WAYS, before crossing?

As well, parents walking at night in residential areas with dark hair, dark clothes, dark stroller and not using sidewalks but walking on the roads. They are pushing their strollers behind parked cars in the path of someone backing out of their driveway.  What is the first thing to get hit? The sidewalks and crosswalks which should be safer than the road.

Pedestrians need to take more responsibility for their safety especially if you are in charge of children, and show by example.

L.Lewis

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