Walk Across...maybe

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Hey guys, it's Andy again. Today, instead of an update, I am going to write about one of the issues that I have seen on campus! I think this will be my 3rd or 2nd complaint haha.

So we all know that UMass Lowell students have to cross the street all the time, as the location of our facilities requires us to. I certainly don't mind crossing the street, as there are many sidewalks for the students to utilize, and there are no hassles in terms of actually walking across the street.

Then comes the problem. Traffic is so heavy around here, and crossing the street can be a challenge. My brother observed something the other day, which raised some concerns.

While a student was crossing between Ball Hall and Olney, a car zoomed at a fast speed towards the crosswalk. The student obviously flinched, scared. The driver raised his arms up in the air with an angry look.

Now we don't even need go into detail, as it is the driver's obligation to yield to the pedestrians. However, this driver, driving a UMass Lowell facility car, didn't get the concept. Someone could have seriously gotten hurt.

This is not the first time I've seen impatient cars almost run over a student. What can we do to improve the situation? Do we really need to see something bad to happen to make a change? Are things fine the way it is right now? How can we improve driver awareness?

Point being is, if you are a driver on the roads in UMass Lowell, then please be careful. Let's help ourselves and create safer environments. I don't mean to take away kudos from the drivers that do drive safe. They deserve compliments. Now we just need to take care of the other bad ones....

I'll be back tomorrow with a regular blog. See you tomorrow guys!

1 Comments

Sunil BT said:

Good Work Hwang, Andy . . . .
Hope the Car Drivers understands this !!! :)

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