Jaywalking is common in the city’s downtown
I spend a good part of my time right in the downtown Peterborough core, near the intersection of George and Charlotte. And because I work right up by the front windows of the store, (Chumleighs), I daydream and look out the windows a lot and see pedestrians crossing George St. in the middle of the block, a practice commonly refered to jaywalking.
With a bit of luck, they usually make it OK, but I've seen some near misses, and seen some situations where the drivers needed quick reflexes to prevent an injury. Cars cannot stop on a dime, remember that. If you slip and fall due to the slush or ice you can slide right under someone’s tires and be very hurt or worse.
If you are a pedestrian, try to wear something other than all dark clothing, as this can make you almost invisible to the driver if it happens to be raining hard, foggy, or snowing.
With Christmas coming up discuss with your kids and friends alike to be extra cautious when going down town and to look both ways when crossing the streets and to slow down when and if you're driving. Cannot be too careful as it’s very dangerous and life is VERY precious. Jim Reedyk (Jimmy Light Show), Parkhill Road West