I read Darren Hunts 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 its rarely ever visible. I can relate because Im 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.
Ive dealt with the lasty issue a lot, even in the cold and hot days of the year; most drivers dont look, but I do.
Ive been hit by cars before and its 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