Watch where you’re going

It appears the Oak Bay types seem to feel they can walk into a crosswalk without even looking.

With the nice weather comes the pedestrians.

However, unless some of these pedestrians do not look where they are going, their summer might be cut short. In particular in the crosswalks.

It appears the Oak Bay types seem to feel they can walk into a crosswalk without even looking. If a vehicle is close, it cannot stop in time but some people seem to think it can.

Two recent close calls occurred on Beach Drive when a couple pushing a baby carriage ahead of them entered the crosswalk without seeing (or looking for) a car which was about 50 feet away. The driver from Washington State had little time to react.

In another situation a mother walking with a child and texting on her phone strolled right into the path of a car.

Remember folks, the cars are bigger than you and you will suffer greatly if you are hit. Let’s not forget most cars cannot stop on a dime.

George Barrows

Oak Bay

 

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