Letter: Vehicles failing to follow the rules of the road in Park City are a threat to pedestrians | ParkRecord.com

Letter: Vehicles failing to follow the rules of the road in Park City are a threat to pedestrians


Rules of the road

Your story about pedestrian accidents and one fatality caused me to write. During Sundance, I abandoned my vehicle and walked or rode the bus everywhere. That action turned out to be a dangerous decision.

On walks into town with my dog, local drivers disregarded crosswalk rules. Walking across Deer Valley Drive, in the crosswalk toward Stonebridge condos, at two different times, local resort service vehicles (whose license plates I captured,) didn’t even slow at the crosswalk pavement indicators although they saw my dog and me attempting to cross. On Bonanza Drive, where orange flags are placed at each side, a Park City service vehicle, which is supposed to protect us, barreled down Bonanza Drive and barely noticed a walker waving an orange flag.

Buses coming out of the Terminal onto Marsac circle were blocked by Park City vehicles who wouldn’t give these buses a break.

Is it a crime for motorized vehicles to breeze through a crosswalk when pedestrians are trying to cross? Before the next big event, and certainly before 2021 Sundance, please publish a front page feature outlining the rules and laws in Park City. Rules aren’t being broken by tourists; they are being broken by locals.

Beth Souther

Deer Valley

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