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Original post made by Cautious, Pleasanton Meadows, on Feb 26, 2009

I drive kids to Foothill HS and Hart MS each morning. Every single day I see a child crossing a street at any given crosswalk without looking for an oncoming car. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, remind your child to look before they cross and better yet, making sure that they have eye contact with the driver. And as a driver, please don't assume the kids see you.

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Feb 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

I see it every day too. Be careful!!

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Posted by Leo
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Not just children but adults who are walking with their children are not even looking at oncoming traffic before/during the crossing. If the adults don't do it, how can we expect their children to do it?

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Posted by Concerned Parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Took a look at the City's website - they have some great reading material on pedestrian and bicycle safety. It's worth a quick read...

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Eye contact with a driver on the phone is meaningless. Their eyes are staring but they're not seeing.

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Posted by See it
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

Parents of kids that ride bikes on the wrong side of the street, do you have any idea that your kids are doing this? Drive down Greenwood near Valley any day of the week after 3:05 pm The Harvest Park Middle school area). I see near collisions almost every day. PPD, do your job and warn, then cite these kids.

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