Letter: Motorists need to look out for cyclists and pedestrians
I am an avid cyclist and walker. This morning’s walk took me to the intersection of West Circle Drive and Second Street Southwest. As I was walking west across West Circle Drive, in broad daylight, with the green light and the walk sign, a driver going east on Second Street was making a left turn onto West Circle Drive.
As she headed straight for me and I realized she wasn’t going to stop, I waved my arms. She slowed and drove past me. As she did, she rolled down her window and said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t see you.”
While I appreciate her apology, it was her job to see me. Not seeing someone because you aren’t paying attention is not a good excuse for nearly running someone down.
Pedestrians and cyclists are dying every day due to inattention on the part of drivers.
Here are my five rules of the road:
1. Pay attention!
2. Pay attention!!
3. Pay attention!!!
4. Pay attention!!!!
5. Pay attention!!!!!
Please, please, please pay attention.
Jenniene Rogers, Rochester