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Citizen Telegram Letters to the Editor: watch for pedestrians

Yield to pedestrians, Rifle drivers

When mamma told me to look both ways before crossing the street, she was wrong. She was wrong when it comes to the cross walk at Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue by the post office. I have to look twice.

As a handicapped person that uses that cross way frequently, I almost get hit at least 50 percent of the time. I use the cross “yield to pedestrians” button that flashes on the ground and pillars. Drivers think this means hurry up before the light turns red, not yield.

I am kind enough to look for oncoming traffic before pressing the yield button, but it doesn’t seem to help. Drives rush around the corners, rush in the opposite lane to get through as fast as possible. If our officers ticketed these offensive drivers, we would have more income brought in than DUIs.

Roberta Paige


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