Drivers oblivious to pedestrians

Driving along Cedar Hill Road to McKenzie Avenue, a cyclist flew out of a street in front of me and I almost hit him.

Has Victoria gone whacko?

Driving along Cedar Hill Road to McKenzie Avenue, a cyclist flew out of a street in front of me and I almost hit him. He then swerved into traffic. Wow, the cyclist must have had some death wish.

Trying to cross at a pedestrian crossing at Safeway at University Heights mall, I stood there and put my hand out and four cars would not let me across even though in desperation I pointed to my cane to let cars know I wanted to cross. Finally, a small truck saw me and stopped. The ones who did not let me across were very elderly drivers. How could they not see me? I am elderly too.

Many times crossing a pedestrian marking, quite a lot of people will not stop and that is why I put my hand out to let the cars know my intentions of wanting them to stop.

Bless the truck driver who let me go across the pedestrian crossing at University Heights mall. And bless those who obey the laws and watch for pedestrians.

Has heavy traffic made seniors and folks ignore what is going on around them while driving?

Orval Oppertshauser

Saanich

 

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