Letter: Pedestrians: Please, let yourself be seen

Visibility a must to help drivers give pedestrians the right-of-way

Like most local motorists it is my habit to give pedestrians the right of way.  But, please, I have to be able to see you first.

It was a dark drizzly, moonless night. You were wearing a black, long, hooded coat.

No, I did not see you emerging out of the dark nearly next to my car, not to mention the dirty looks and unlady-like lingo. (Unfortunate byproduct of women’s equality).

Do you not realize when you are dressed like that on a dark night you almost become invisible?

Even a bright-coloured scarf would do the trick.

Please, allow me to practice my habit by giving you the right of way.

William Rauschning

Oak Bay


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