|September 12, 2002|
October 21, 2002
To Whom it may concern,
I'm a legally blind 46 yr old male and I can't see past the end of my nose. I have been involved in several almost mishaps due to Drivers not giving me the right of way in a clearly marked crossing, But yet let a blind person with a white cane getting hit by the car the person with the white cane was at fault in some citys across our great nation . Enough is!1 Enough ! We as blind Americans need to have access to these marked crossings the same as a sighted person that can see to push the button or at least have a traffic light that lets us know when it is safe to cross. It says in the drivers manual that you can make a right turn after stop but drivers don't always abide by the law. I was almost hit by such a driver and if it had not been for my Guide Dog I would have been just someone that got hit by a car Film at 11pm local news channel . These crossing signals and Lights would save my life and my fellow Brothers and Sisters in the blind community without them we are just a number that goes under the accident report. Please make it safe for us as well as you have made it safe for those that can see. I just don't want to be shut up in a room or a closet some where and forgotten about.
Mr. Kim Ledford
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