Pedestrians need to be street-wary

Last month’s pedestrian death is a sad reminder that when pedestrians and vehicles compete for space, the results can be fatal.

Last month’s pedestrian death on Douglas Street is a sad reminder that when pedestrians and motor vehicles compete for space, the results can be fatal.

The pedestrian may be in a crosswalk, but it really offers no protection all by itself. What amazes me is how many pedestrians step off the curb, either into a crosswalk, or to just plain jaywalk, without a single glance around to see if a vehicle is coming.

No amount of traffic engineering is going to make our streets safer as long as so few bother to look before they leap.

Robert McInnes

Victoria

 

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