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A call for driver and pedestrian awareness at local crosswalks

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Dear Editor:

I would like to remind pedestrians in the downtown to be very careful. I was recently driving downtown Lincoln around 6 p.m. with snow and slippery roads. As I approached the pedestrian crosswalk near the Arcade Building, made my stop, all of a sudden an elderly couple darted out in front of me.

Both of these folks were dressed in dark, non-reflective clothing. Had I not been a careful driver, I am afraid those folks would have gotten hit. The elderly man shouted at me about the crosswalk and pedestrian right of way. The man was correct about the pedestrian right of way; however, both of those folks could have been hurt or, worse yet, killed had I not been alert.

Please make sure as a pedestrian that you take care where you cross any street, that you keep in mind any adverse driving conditions and that you are wearing reflective clothing when it is dark outside.


Bill Treakle

[Posted March 09, 2010]

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