LETTER: Everyone should be aware of the rules of the road

Re: ‘Drivers should slow down to save lives’ (Letters,PQB News, April 29)

I have no argument with that. However, as a person that walks, rides a bike, and drives a motor vehicle, it is my opinion that we all should be cautious.

For example, in most cases, it is not legal to ride a bike in a crosswalk. Legality aside, a cyclist is generally approaching a crosswalk too fast to enter it safely. It is even prudent for a pedestrian to stop to make sure the driver of the vehicle sees them and stops before that pedestrian enters the crosswalk.

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Neither pedestrians, nor cyclists, nor motorists should have a feeling of entitlement to priority on the road. We should all be aware of the rules, follow them, and be careful not to cause unnecessary hazards to other users of the road.

Claudia Friesen


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