Tuesday, February 15, 2011

An Open Letter to Motorists

Dear Motorists,

You probably don't expect to runners on the road at 5:00 a.m. well guess what? We exist. Since it's still dark, most of us even take proper safety precautions. We wear headlamps, reflective vests, our clothes and shoes have reflective piping on them as well. If done correctly, it's pretty hard to miss us. If you see one of us lit up like an alien spaceship, just keep driving on your side of the yellow line towards the middle of the road. DO NOT:
  • turn on your high beams
  • drift towards the curb or shoulder where we're running. 
  • honk your horn
Lastly, please come to a complete stop when approaching an intersection. Is it really necessary to continue moving into the intersection and nearly run us down? Are you in that big of a rush that you can't stop to let us pass?

If we both do our part, we will able to safely coexist on the road for many mornings to come..


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