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Pedestrian Safety When It Is Dark

By Cheryl Henley

December 14, 2018
Friday PM

Parents' children getting off the bus after school when it is getting dark out are risking the possibility of the child of not being seen whether the child is walking off of the side of the road, or getting picked up.

People waiting for the Borough Bus in the dark should put on some sort of reflector. They might think drivers see them standing on the shoulder of the road at night, but not always. It may be cool not to have any reflective tape, or whatever on, but it is needs to be used.

Years ago, the STATE TROOPERS handed out Safety Bear reflectors to kids in school so that people could be seen. I guess the budget doesn't allow it now.

Last of all, street lights that are out should be fixed. Does KPU monitor them along the highway. Bet not. I called them, and was told that they would put a work order out for that.

An accident occurred at the North end by Pond Reef Road and the gas station there tonight [Thursday]. I don't know why; but it is dark at the different turn-offs at Pond Reef, North & South Higgins Roads, too.

Cheryl Henley
Ketchikan, Alaska



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Received December 13, 2018 - Published December 14, 2018

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