To the editor:
Re: “Senior wants safer East Vancouver intersection,” Oct. 16.
Because of recent pedestrian fatalities, this letter is for a young man in the SUV that refused to allow me to cross at Renfrew and Pender streets at 8:05 a.m. last Friday. When I started across, there were no cars and here you came hell bent for leather. If I had not abruptly stopped at the centre line you, would have killed me. I waved my walking poles at you because I was not sure that you saw me or if you did you would allow me to cross. You yelled out “use a crosswalk.”
When I took a defensive driving course and then drove for many years, we were taught that pedestrians had the right of way and one must yield. I don’t believe the rules have changed. You refused to do this.
You need to show more respect to pedestrians, slow down and pay attention to the “rules of the road” before you kill an innocent person.
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