Letters to the Editor

Concerned pedestrians not concerned for safety

Surely there must be a law in Bellingham requiring pedestrians and bicyclists to wear black or dark clothing after dark without any reflective materials whatsoever. Otherwise, why would the majority of people do it? Like the state trooper who accidentally hit two pedestrians walking at night dressed in dark clothing (“Trooper won’t be charged …), I, too, encounter such invisible pedestrians and bicyclists every time I drive at night in the Columbia and Cornwall neighborhoods. Not sometimes, but literally every time. Hopefully they have not all had a drink or two before venturing out, but what other excuse can there be for making yourself purposely and thoughtlessly invisible to drivers? Is there no common sense left in Bellingham?

Binnie Perper