Utah ranks low for pedestrian accidents, but more can be done to keep people safe

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  • Ra1964 South Ogden, UT
    Sept. 20, 2018 6:34 p.m.

    Pedestrians need to do their part too. Stop and Look! Be Safe! Don’t Step out in front of cars without looking both ways. Remember that wearing headphones, dark clothing and not looking will not save you... from the laws of physics. Cars and trucks are much heavier than a pedestrian. State law cannot save you. Make sure you make eye contact with the driver. If the driver is not paying attention, and you step out, you may lose you life. The last thing I want to do hit a pedestrian, but twice in the last week, I have had pedestrians step out without looking. While I have antilock brakes, I should not have to use them. I should not have to hit the brakes so hard that I have to pray not to hit you. Never mind my groceries that got ruined in the trunk.

  • What in Tucket Provo, UT
    April 27, 2018 9:01 a.m.

    Most pedestrians and walkers wear bland clothing that blends in with background and this clothing and the black clothing many wear at night makes them invisible. I wear a bright vest with blinking lights for my morning walk or an bright orange coat or when it is warm a bright green shirt. The shirt was $8. The coat at DI was $8 a worthy investment.