2001-12-08 / Letters

Teach Students About Traffic

Teach Students About Traffic

Dear Editor;

Some years ago I complained to the police captain. I found that when I was going to work early in the morning when it was still pretty dark, there were Beach Channel High School students, and sometimes teachers, crossing all over the place. I was always afraid of hitting one of them because one could never tell where they would cross and because in the dusk I could not always see them.

There is a traffic light but that is the one place the kids do not utilize. If you try to pass them, they look at you as if you have no right to drive by their space. The result of my complaint was to have increased enforcement of the drivers. How can one drive past there at all when distracted by people coming every which way but at the light? I asked at the time that, in addition to controlling the cars, a laudable move, the school also attempt to teach the children that the traffic light is there to protect them and to cross only at
the light and only when it is green. It might also help until daylight comes
earlier, to encourage them to wear something light colored so that they can be seen.

Pedestrians and automobiles must share the environment and neither
wants to have an accident.


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