Letter: Crack down on jaywalking before someone gets hurt

April 1, 2013 

I think police should try harder to stop jaywalking, because in the past few weeks I have seen numerous people, primarily teenagers, just walking across a busy street without a care in the world or looking both ways.

This carelessness puts me and other drivers at risk of being rear-ended when we are forced to make a sudden stop.

The saddest thing is that these pedestrians walking across a street illegally are within walking distance of a streetlight that has a crosswalk.

People who jaywalk next to a perfectly good crosswalk make me wonder why we pay taxes, because part of our taxes pay for the upkeep of crosswalks and fewer and fewer people use them.

KAMARA HOFFMAN, Kennewick

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