Crosswalks a dangerous place

Eye contact between drivers and pedestrians is critical, especially at this time of year

Re: Invisibility cloaks can stay at home (Our View, Oct. 16)

I recently bought some reflective tape to sew on my black winter coat because I cross Quadra Street quite often to catch the bus.

Even though I always use the lighted crosswalk, I am always afraid I will not be seen due to inattention by a driver combined with the huge volume of traffic on this street.

I try to make sure I have eye contact with the driver but wonder about whether the drivers in other lanes will rocket past the crosswalk.

Lucille Ross