Letters to the Editor

Don’t swerve for pedestrians

Regarding: Dangerous Zylstra Road curve claims another crash (Whidbey News-Times, Aug. 18).

I would like to address something that I think is going to cause a real bad accident someday. Lots of people walk the roads here. We all know they don’t have decent shoulders on the roads. I am tired of oncoming cars coming over a hill or crossing a solid yellow line into my lane to “go around” a pedestrian.

First of all, if people would slow down, there is no need to leave your lane. Move over as far as possible and slow down! You will not strike the pedestrian walking toward or away from you. There is enough room on your side for both of you. One of these days someone is going to swerve out of their lane to avoid a walker and ram into the oncoming car. Maybe me! Stay in your own lane. Please.

Rando Black

Oak Harbor

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