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LETTER: Drivers, be mindful of pedestrians

To all people that drive vehicles, Could you please check sidewalks for pedestrians before pulling out of driveways – either residential or commercial? I know where you have to be is very important, but people walk on the sidewalks.
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Pedestrians use the busy crosswalk at Alfred Street in Point Edward to enter Canatara Park. Troy Shantz

To all people that drive vehicles,

Could you please check sidewalks for pedestrians before pulling out of driveways – either residential or commercial? 

I know where you have to be is very important, but people walk on the sidewalks. I find more people have to yield to vehicles. 

Also, please check the sidewalk to your left before proceeding to turn on a red light. There are pedestrians there with the right of way to cross.

There is not a time I am out walking where I don’t pass another person who says drivers don’t care about pedestrians and I have to agree, having had some close calls myself.

Thank you.

Laura Austin

Sarnia