White Rock has several marked pedestrian rail crossings

White Rock has several marked pedestrian rail crossings

Safety a matter of common sense

Editor:

Re: No train-safety review needed, Aug. 15 letters.

Editor:

Re: No train-safety review needed, Aug. 15 letters.

We do not need a review or a gate or anything else to cross the tracks of any railway. Nor to cross a road.

What we need is the common sense we were born with.

A week ago, we watched as three 20- to 30-year-olds crossed the tracks in White Rock without looking at all.

Someone called out to them to “watch out,” whereupon they looked up to see the train no more than a couple of motorcar lengths away.

If you are crossing road or rail, look, listen and – regardless of your pedestrians’ ‘rights’ – give motorists time to stop and give rail right-of-way.

You may be within your ‘rights’ when you cross, but you could also be ‘dead right.’

M. Watson, Surrey