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March 28, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Many solutions to accidents

The more frequent incidents involving drivers and pedestrians must have a multi-approach solution.

Drivers of cars, buses, trucks and other motorized vehicles need to pay attention to pedestrians walking instead of distractions — such as texting, talking on cellphones and conversations with other passengers — plus follow the rules of the road, including slowing down.

Pedestrians also need to be aware of what’s around them, and children should be taught how to cross streets safely so they don’t get struck or nearly struck by vehicles.

Have law enforcement hand out more tickets to both drivers and pedestrians to send a message about behaviors such as jaywalking, speeding, etc.

Get parents, teachers, principals or others to help kids cross safely with crossing guards, who already do a good job.

Finally, install more crosswalk signals. There is a new one being tested, but it costs $85,000 for each. They could be installed at the highest traffic areas (both pedestrian and driver).

Every party involved in crosswalk safety must be responsible, and all solutions have to be implemented so that fewer incidents occur.

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  1. As a 3 times a week bike rider on bike trails these past couple of years. I have just recently noticed a slight increase in drivers who now seem to display a concern for pedestrian and bike riders. As we have to cross some streets on our extended journey to the continued bike paths.All the recent accidents and police handing out tickets at these intersections have maybe opened up people's minds to what has to be done. I have seen both car drivers and bike riders run red lights on my rides a lot more has to be done by both parties to make things safer for all, especially children

  2. Here is an idea, tell the peds to look before committing suiside.

  3. Here's another idea tell the car driver's to look both ways before hitting the gas pedal.