Letter to the Editor:
Bravo for the ‘Know the right-of-way’ editorial. Pedestrians take their lives into their hands when venturing into the town’s crosswalks. And cars jetting into roads in front of oncoming traffic doesn’t just apply to the Middle School.
How many of us haven’t experienced in-a-hurry cars shooting out from a driveway because drivers don’t want to wait an extra five seconds?
Here’s another perspective why walkers and runners may opt to use roads instead of sidewalks. Residents rely on the town sidewalk plow. It does a great job getting rid of almost all the snow, but leaves a coating that turns to ice with foot traffic and freeze-thaw in the days that follow. Our roads have salt and sand, a practice few property owner observe with their sidewalks.
While I agree vehicles and pedestrians don’t mix, perhaps runners and walkers rather risk roadway roulette than a sidewalk visit from the rescue squad.