Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Delrex joggers set a poor safety example
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Apr 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Yes, something is bugging me-- the joggers on Delrex Blvd. Delrex Blvd., between Sargent Rd. and Mountainview Rd., is a busy street. Drivers, like me, must be on the alert for kids playing, kids on bikes, parked cars, and traffic activity around the plaza and Centennial Middle School. Now we must also deal with irresponsible adult joggers who run on the street, sometimes two, or even three, abreast and don't stay close to the curb. A recent incident caused me great concern. I was driving west along Delrex and as I rounded the bend, approached a car parked by the curb. As I swung to the left to drive around that car, three joggers, running on the street, suddenly appeared. They didn't even break their stride, but continued running, three abreast, around that car towards me. The entire right hand lane was totally blocked. Shocked, I was forced to swerve into the eastbound lane to avoid hitting them. Don't you realize the danger you put me in? Maybe you were too busy chatting with each other to notice. If joggers choose to run on the road, then be responsible and be alert. You're adults. You should know better and you're setting a poor safety example for our children. Better still, stay on the sidewalk or jog in Cedarvale Park. Your healthy activity won't matter if you end up in a hospital bed. Debbie Stiel, Georgetown

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Delrex joggers set a poor safety example