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Letter: Mind your own safety, canyon users
First Published May 30 2014 05:23 pm • Last Updated May 30 2014 05:23 pm

The other day as I drove up Millcreek Canyon, a guy walking two dogs was coming down the road. One of his dogs (on leash) was wandering down the middle of my lane. I slowed down and motioned for him to move over and reel his dog in. His response was to gesture to me to make room for him and his dogs!

Why is it when people bike, walk or run up and down the canyon, too often they seemingly decide to let other people watch out for them? To me, that’s a gamble.

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If you want to bike side by side and visit, don’t do it where cars have to maneuver around you — or just find a table somewhere instead and chat there. Walk your dog? Fine, but not in the middle of the road. Running or jogging? Wear reflective clothing and stay alert. Don’t defer your safety to others. Don’t make me or anyone else watch out for you. If you can’t keep to these sensible, common sense rules, then you are just a statistic waiting to happen.

Robert "Rob" MacDonald


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