Certainly, Utah drivers have room for improvement, and I sympathize with anyone struck by an automobile. However, pedestrians should take some responsibility in avoiding accidents. Frequently, I observe children, teenagers and adults simply walking into the street without even looking and expecting traffic to stop for them.

The roadway is the automobile's domain. When pedestrians enter the street, they are entering the domain of the automobile and have the responsibility to watch out for traffic. When driving at night, it is extremely difficult to see people walking in the street. I don't drive on the sidewalks; maybe pedestrians should learn to use some intelligence when crossing the street. Simply using some common sense, looking both ways before crossing the street and showing some respect for the automobile will do far more to avoid accidents than an orange flag.

Mike Reid