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    Connery MartinAug 31, 2023 at 10:20 am

    I would appreciate this article more if it provided tips to both motorists and pedestrians on what they can do beyond their legal duties to prevent incidents. For motorists, you mentioned looking out on Stadium Dr as it is a highly trafficked area. For pedestrians, it would be helpful if you had mentioned things like wearing more visible clothing at night, walking towards traffic on the opposite side where there is no sidewalk, and watching out around curves and stepping off the roadway when necessary. Jaywalking is illegal for a reason and pedestrians should not have to face the ultimate reminder of this. Another good tip is to always make eye contact with the motorist, and even wave, before crossing the street as a pedestrian. I would also encourage you to further note that cyclists are not pedestrians and must follow all traffic laws, including signals such as stop lights and signs.

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    JanAug 31, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I have seen pedestrians weave through stpped cars, just a few feet from crosswalks. A dangerous practice! We have many drivers from out of town, unaware of crosswalk locations and looking around to find their way.

    Both drivers and pedestrians need to be hyper alert, free of distractions from texting and talking, when crossing busy intersections. Don’t assume the driver will stop, and drivers, don’t assume the pedestrians will wait for the crossing light.

    Traffic is so much heavier than it used to be. Let’s keep everyone safe!

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    jill Z VenableAug 31, 2023 at 7:57 am

    This is true at all intersections in town. Students have been hit by cars at intersections at Levine, at 105 and 321 and many places. Students may be crossing the street at all times of the day or night. Please drive appropriately looking for pedestrians at all times.