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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Pedestrians should always take safety seriously

Walking is a good way to get exercise, stay fit and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Here are some common sense tips for staying safe:

Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.
Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.

Let’s get control over what is happening in The Villages

A Village of Santiago resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says it’s time to put away the emotion and take a good hard look at what is happening in The Villages.

Amenity fees and shutting off our water

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident describes the toll of amenity fees and the embarrassment of having his water shut off for non-payment a day before Thanksgiving.

Thank you to The Villages Public Safety Department

A Village of Fenney resident is grateful to The Villages Public Safety Department which responded to her home. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Maybe you should stay home

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill resident says that the people who are unhappy should probably stay home.

People in The Villages are not stuck up

A Village of DeLuna resident writes that The Villages is getting to be a big place, but argues that people are not stuck up. Read his Letter to the Editor.