Having headlights on during day isn’t safe for some

I read a recent article in The Herald about cars having headlights on at all hours. My heart sank.

I live in Monroe and ride my bicycle along U.S. 2. If a car has its headlights on in the daytime it is harder for me to see if the turn signal is on or not. I have some ideas to make things safer.

People are still using phones while driving.

More cops on the road especially at U.S. 2 and Lewis Street. Cars at that intersection are starting to run red lights and it is getting dangerous. They are backing up traffic and it is really dangerous for pedestrians and bicycles. A woman we know was killed there recently, hit by a car.

After I moved in they changed the crosswalk at the flyover.They took out the island in the middle. In 2017 we met with the governor about the path by the fairgrounds and he set us up with Transportation Department the next day. Now we have the path.

There is a sign westbound on U.S. 2 that says drivers making turns have to stop for pedestrians, but that doesn’t always slow cars down. I’ve seen an increase in pedestrian awareness from cars since the sign has been up.

One thing the bill does not address that is probably causing more accidents is people on their phones while on the road. Just look at people waiting at a red light you will see many on their phones.

Rosie Tatel

Monroe

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