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Web letter: Citilink rider knows risks posed by motorists

I read Darren Hunt’s letter, “IPFW walkers needs to remember the basics” (Nov. 23), about IPFW and the car-pedestrian troubles.

He was right about one thing – pedestrians do have the right of way, but it’s rarely ever visible. I can relate because I’m a Citilink bus rider and I have to cross the street where the walkway is.

I see a lot of things drivers do to block me from crossing the street:

•They move up onto the walkway that pedestrians are supposed to be able to use

•They turn right or left without looking for a pedestrian walking across the way

•They go against the light to make their turn and almost hit a pedestrian crossing the walkway.

I’ve dealt with the lasty issue a lot, even in the cold and hot days of the year; most drivers don’t look, but I do.

I’ve been hit by cars before and it’s when I have the right of way; even the rules of the road states that pedestrians have the right of way first.”

I think a number of these drivers need to change places with pedestrians for one day and see if they can see it from my angle.

JOSEPH PERKINTON Fort Wayne

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