Next time, please look

Pedestrians, you have the right of way, but you also have the right to die if you are not paying attention when someone else is not.

Dear Sir:

This is a message to the three young adults who were walking west across Eby Street at Hwy 16 W at about 5:50 pm on Monday March 7, 2016.

I honked at them even as they turned and angrily noted to me they had the walk light. The reason I honked was that none of you made any attempt to look over your shoulder to check for traffic before crossing. You just plowed ahead. I know, because I was watching you carefully as I came up to the intersection behind you. If I had been a distracted driver, you could all be dead.

I honked to make you realize there was a car right there that you didn’t even know about.

Unfortunately, I see this happen very often in Terrace. Pedestrians, you have the right of way, but you also have the right to die if you are not paying attention when someone else is not.

Please, please, please do a shoulder check for traffic before crossing at all times. Drivers have to before crossing (changing) lanes and so should you.”

David Hardwicke,

Terrace, B.C.