Walkers, look up; drivers, look out

To the Editor:

May is Pedestrian Safety Month. Wake up, you drivers and you walkers. It is sad to see a lack of respect from both walkers and from drivers.

Pay attention pedestrians – put away your cellphones, take out your ear buds, and look around – glance at the motorists a second and third time as you cross the street. Drivers – look both directions at cross streets/roads, even at streets where you are not required to stop.

I walk a lot, and I am often in a hurry – good reason to look twice. I also drive – sometimes into the sunshine or at an angle difficult to see a pedestrian.

So, remember what you learned in elementary school. Be respectful and pay attention at crossings. It is a good habit and improves the safety of our community.

Robert Morgan, Fort Ripley