Letter: Watch Your Step

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602 S. Gay Street
2nd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

Could we please rethink having the left-turn signal for cars happen the same time as pedestrians get the cross signal at crosswalks downtown?

I feel much safer jay-walking when the coast is clear than dodging drivers who aren’t paying attention to walkers when we both have a signal to go.

There are too many close calls.

Stacey Diamond

Knoxville

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Comments » 1

BayardDonahoo writes:

Your comment is a valuable one.

I (as a pedestrian) was almost hit by a cell phone using teenage girl as she turned left off Kingston Pike. I had to run to narrowly avoid getting hit.

A woman in the passenger seat saw me and screamed, but the driver only slowed down once she was forty feet past me. She never actually stopped. Too embarrassed I guess.

It was a big time lesson for me. I hope for her too.

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