Re: "Jaywalking problem is 'serious,'" the Now, Feb. 12.
Let me preface this by offering my condolences to the family of Ashley Guiboche. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Now I am going to ask this - when are people to take responsibility for their own actions? There are crosswalks in both directions less than one block from where she was killed. Is it too much to ask people to walk a little further to cross safely?
Do we have to put a crosswalk every five feet to make it convenient for all of these people who can't seem to find one?
I have seen it happen often that a pedestrian walks where it is not safe to do so without thought for the driver of the car that is 15 feet away with no hope of stopping. Do people really think a car can stop on a dime?
Roads are not to blame for accidents and drivers are not always at fault in pedestrian incidents. Sometimes we have to place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the person committing the illegal act of jaywalking.
Tracie Woodhams, Surrey