Pedestrians in Agassiz walking fine line with safety

Crosswalks are there for the using, says letter writer

To the pedestrians who think it’s unnecessary to use the crosswalk lights at either marked crosswalks in Agassiz, you need to realize you aren’t invincible  It’s not cool to assume vehicles are going to see you dressed in dark clothing in the dark and cross the crosswalk without pushing the light button first to activate the lights. The lights will go on and believe it or not, vehicles are to stop for you. What makes you think the driver will actually see you if you don’t?

If that was you crossing that crosswalk Tuesday, Feb 7, around 6 p.m., think again! You just missed a semi-truck with a flat-bed, and a small cars’ mirrors. How do you think it would feel had you been nailed! You and I both? Please use the light button before crossing, and quit assuming you’re going to be seen. The lights and crosswalk were put in for your use to get across safely.  Use them!

Marina Striker

Agassiz

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