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Child safety at night

To the Editor:

The night of Sept. 10, I was driving up South Street in Woodstock and several skateboarders came toward me on my side of the street, going down the street. It was dark, but luckily I was able to see them and dodge them.

At the entrance to Emricson Park, a bicyclist went across the front of my car and turned into the park. Next, I turned on a cul de sac and little children were dashing in and out and playing on the street. I had to stop to let them get out of the street.

As it gets dark earlier and earlier, it is dangerous for them to play outside as if it were 2 in the afternoon. None of these children had reflector tape or wore light-colored clothing.

Even going about 20 mph or less, it was difficult to avoid any of them. My heart aches for all those involved in the accident on Franklinville Road.

Alice Nulle

Woodstock

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