This letter is in response to the “Dangerous Drivers” letter in Nov. 14th’s paper. I too have been through a similar situation. Walking down the new pathway from Okanagan College and down to the lights, I pushed the walk button and waited until it told me to walk.
I was halfway down the road when a truck decided to keep on driving and was inches away from me before he slammed on the brakes. He didn’t even look for a walker; surprising, as it is a frequent crosswalk for college students like myself.
I clearly had 10 seconds left to walk, and I informed him of this, only to be cursed at. Actually expecting an apology, I was shocked to say the least.
It’s as if some drivers couldn’t care less about pedestrians, bikers, or anything else that may want to have a moment on the road as well. I often wonder if that man ever thinks about the fact that he almost killed a student.