Crosswalks for safety

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When you are in small towns, remember that you are making it hard on some of the locals by not using crosswalks or following traffic rules. You may have all day to tarry, but locals don’t.

I remember trying to walk across a street in Brussels just as the light turned red. A cabbie tried to run me over as I jaywalked. That doesn’t happen in the States, but overseas you will get a blast of the horn if you’re not in a crosswalk. In fact, I have seen a person get run over while jaywalking.

Remember, you are a guest in other countries, and we are all ambassadors of the U.S.

STEVE SMELTZER
Juneau, AK

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When you are in small towns, remember that you are making it hard on some of the locals by not using crosswalks or following traffic rules. You may have all day to tarry, but locals don’t.

I remember trying to walk across a street in Brussels just as the light turned red. A cabbie tried to run me over as I jaywalked. That doesn’t happen in the States, but overseas you will get a blast of the horn if you’re not in a crosswalk. In fact, I have seen a person get run over while jaywalking.

Remember, you are a guest in other countries, and we are all ambassadors of the U.S.

STEVE SMELTZER
Juneau, AK