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Letter: Reflective clothing is needed

I have noticed a change on Anchorage streets during the morning rush hour. Children are not wearing light-colored clothing or reflective tape on their person or school bags as they walk to the bus stop or ride bikes to school or before school child care. Neither are adults. The lighting in subdivisions does not give drivers a lot of advance warning when pedestrians are nearby. For a few cents, reflective tape can be added to clothing or backpack to give drivers a huge time advantage when approaching children and adults alike.

In my subdivision and others, I am seeing more vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street. The front of the vehicle does not have reflective lenses like the rear taillights. A ticket is of small consequence to vehicle damages, personal injuries and possible civil suits.

Parents, please make your children more visible to drivers.

— Jerry Pattison

Anchorage