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Pedestrians need to be safer around traffic

Dear Editor:

In light of the recent pedestrian fatalities in Denver and with our own sad fatality this winter, why is no mention ever made of the fact that part of the blame lies with the person who is walking with their back to traffic?

We all learned in elementary school to walk facing traffic. Yet these accidents continue to happen, and no one ever says a word of reminder that the accident might have been avoided if the pedestrian had been on the other side of the road. The driver could be drunk or distracted or merely blinded by the sun. A pedestrian’s only chance to avoid being hit is to see the car coming and jump out of the way. Please remember, and remind your friends to walk (or run) facing oncoming traffic.

Janet Boyle


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