Driv­ers, slow down

Waterloo Region Record - - Insight -

Th­ese dark, wet nights of Novem­ber cre­ate a real prob­lem for driv­ers, es­pe­cially se­niors. The num­ber of pedes­trian auto ac­ci­dents in­creases at this time of year. We driv­ers need to slow down and be es­pe­cially alert at in­ter­sec­tions and cross­walks.

But we could re­ally use some help from you, the pedes­trian. For your safety, please wear some light-coloured cloth­ing or re­flec­tive gear — you can­not be seen in your dark cloth­ing and hood­ies. Put your phone in your pocket and ditch the ear­buds. Re­spect the walk/wait sig­nal. Be aware of your sur­round­ings.

All of th­ese things would go a long way to keep­ing you safe and all of us ac­ci­dent free. Both driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans can do much more to avoid ac­ci­dents. Let’s make this a joint ef­fort to stay safe.

Brian Hahn

Water­loo

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