Letter to the Editor: Pedestrian safety

Dear Editor:

On many occasions, while driving through Downey, I have noticed people walking, running, riding bicycles or just standing in a street wearing dark clothing. This is dangerous. They are difficult to see.

If you are going out in the evening and will be a pedestrian or riding a bicycle, please wear something that can be easily seen by motorists. This advice comes from a man whose daily clothing is nearly all black, as I am a Catholic priest.

I know this is ironic, but even I wear a bright jacket if I am going to be out at night and walking.

Fr. John Higgins
Downey