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Your Turn: A concern about safety of pedestrians and bicyclists

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Walter Weselak. Weselak wrote to us because he is very concerned about safety for pedestrians and people riding bicycles. In his words:

Within the last five 5 weeks, one person per week was killed while bicycle riding or walking along Louisiana roads. The most recent occurred a few days ago. The victims were mostly out in the dark, wearing dark clothing while walking or bike riding. Living in Ascension Parish, I have personally seen many people, in dark conditions, on a road with no shoulder, street lights or sidewalks, and barely visible to me.   We need an education program on how to be safe, which direction to walk, or bike ride.  To my knowledge, this information is not taught in Ascension Parish schools. It’s needed now and could save many lives.

That’s Walter Weselak’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to yourturn@wafb.com.

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