Letter: Bright clothing can make a difference

A couple years ago while driving along a road near my home in the predawn darkness, I rounded a curve and almost ran over a jogger.

The thing I remember most vividly was that he was wearing brown sweat pants and a black sweatshirt. Luckily, I was able to swerve in time.

I cannot understand why so many people cannot make the connection between their dark clothing and getting run over in the darkness.

Additionally, the advent of LED lighting technology has made it possible and economical for people to light themselves up pretty brightly so as to be noticed from a long distance.

I am not making judgements about the poor soul who was hit while riding his bicycle on Hoffman Road, but I sure wish he would have had some awareness about the hazards of dark clothing and dark skies while riding on the roadways.

Please folks, light yourselves up. Give us drivers a break and perhaps a chance to save your life.

Fred Brown Dallas


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