Letter: On Post Road, drivers are victims, too
Published 5:09 pm, Friday, March 8, 2013
I am writing as a Fairfield resident who has to use the stretch of the Post Road East by Bulkley Avenue North often when I go out. I live at Southport Woods and have started to use the highway instead of the Post Road in the evening when it is getting dark, rather than drive past the Shake Shack. It is unfortunate that, no matter how many accidents or how many signs are posted, people continue to cross a busy stretch of road without a crosswalk.
Another pedestrian was struck there last week and died.
My heart goes out to the families of the victims. By "victims," I also include the drivers. They are as much victims as the pedestrians.
Speed is not the issue. Visibility is. That 16-year-old driver in last week's accident will be forever tormented by the memory of this incident. No matter how many pedestrians interviewed state that "drivers need to slow down," I don't think that is the issue.
And the fact that a bus stop sits right across the road, nowhere near a crosswalk, does not help either. This is an issue that should have been addressed years ago.