Letters: Pedestrian road woes

Check for pedestrians before turning onto Sooke roadways

I walk everywhere in Sooke. I moved here almost four years ago; generally, I am pushing, or walking with my two wee babes. To the people driving off Church Road, turning right onto Sooke Road (heading into the town of Sooke) remember to check before you turn right on a green or red light.

l have almost been hit a dozen or so times now, and finally, after seeing a young man get cut off by two cars, and almost hit by the next, I told myself I have to write in. This wee man said two car drivers looked right at him, and still cut him off. He had the right of way: he had a “Walking” man, and the beeps, beeping on the crosswalk.

I’ve meant to write this letter a long time ago; but seeing someone else affected by this problem too, certainly made this letter happen. So, to the drivers of our wonderful Sooke community don’t forget —  check before turning right off of Church Road, turning onto Sooke Road. Actually, anytime you turn a darn corner, check, and double check. And, I do tend to yell when I get wronged out there – so, sorry about the temper, but it is a scary highway (Hwy 14/Sooke Rd) to walk occasionally.

Although, I must also say, that most of the traffic seems friendly, especially, perhaps surprisingly, the large industrial trucks are the best, and most aware. Thanks a bunch!

Jackie MacCaskill

Sooke

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