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School’s out: Watch out for kids

By From page A8 | June 08, 2014

School is out and I think it is time to send a reminder to all drivers to be alert to kids, animals and other cars.

Let’s put those phones away, keep the car stereos at a tolerant level and pay more attention to what is going on around you. There is a need to keep your vehicle speed down to the legal limits. When parking, let’s park in an area that is legal, not on the driveway sidewalk where little kids might stray. Kids are in a world of their own . . . they expect everyone to see, hear and heed to their actions. Drivers, slow down.

To all these teens out of school: Be more aware of your surroundings when walking around using your cellphone or using ear buds to listen to your favorite tunes. This, in itself, can be the cause of many vehicle versus pedestrian accidents.

Here is to a happy summer vacation and fewer incidents. And, congratulations to all of Solano County graduates. Good job.

Pat Okerson


Letter to the Editor


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  • CD BrooksJune 08, 2014 - 6:53 am

    Pat Okerson, summer vacation has just begun and the sirens are all ready wailing. You're addressing id*ots that speed through school zones and run stops signs. Asking folks to drive properly won't happen so everybody that is riding, walking or driving about should pay attention. An aside, I was in Vacaville yesterday in the Alamo/Buck/Chestnut area where the speed limit is 25mph. I watched several cars driving through at 40-50mph. One guy tail-gated me giving me the business because I was obeying the law. He zoomed past looking at me and ignored my offer to discuss his rude behavior. I hear a lot about Vacaville PD being hard nosed. They missed some serious opportunities there.

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  • MikeJune 08, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Definitely put those phones away. Eyes on the road, observe the speed limit, remember how attentive you were when you first began to drive? Driving still needs that attention. A ticket or an accident will definitely ruin your day.

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