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
March 09, 2010]
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