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Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 7:20 AM

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More accidents will occur

It is only a matter of time before more pedestrians get hit in crosswalks. And I wouldn't be in a rush to blame drivers — Cambus or otherwise. A lot of factors are in play, including:

1) Those green cones, with the signs saying cars must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, practically encourage pedestrians to step into traffic.

2) Some pedestrians cross streets barely glancing up from their phones or even while texting.

3) Many pedestrians wear headphones.

4) Many drivers haven't yet realized how oblivious pedestrians are becoming. Either that, or they are on phones themselves.

Both pedestrians and drivers should note that it's suddenly getting more dangerous on our streets.

Jim Leonard
Iowa City resident


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